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Ralph Lauren : L’Art de l’automobile

I’ve always seen cars as art. Moving art. While friends of mine were into paintings, I somehow felt that the real beauty of owning a rare & magnificently designed car was the fact that you can use it. You can look at it, enjoy its visual qualities as with a painting, but you can also get inside and drive it – which means both enjoying the drive itself and going somewhere with it. How these are put together, the purposefulness with which they were created, in every detail – the engine, the mechanics, the outside ornamentation, the design of the wheels, the whole spirit – is very, very exciting. And on top of that you have the men who created these cars, Mr. Porsche, Mr. Bugatti, Mr. Ferrari, and their backgrounds, their heritages, their fascinating histories, their reasons for driving and building these cars – I find it all very stimulating.

– Ralph Lauren in Speed, Style & Beauty, 2004.

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Les Arts Décoratifs

Written by Offbeatism [LMD]

May 4, 2011 at 12:48 am

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