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Ralph Lauren pairs passion for fashion, cars at New York Fashion Week

From Reuters - September 13, 2017

BEDFORD, N.Y. (Reuters) - Runway shows at New York Fashion Week have become more elaborate each season and designer Ralph Lauren took it up a notch by combining his love of fashion and vintage cars to showcase his Fall 2017 collection.

As actresses Diane Keaton, Jessica Chastain and Katie Holmes watched from front row seats, models in tailored suits and brightly colored gowns strutted past a red Ferrari, yellow McLaren and a silver Porsche at the Tuesday evening show.

It was the first time Lauren showcased his mens and womens collections together.

Unlike previous years when the veteran designer transformed his flagship Madison Avenue store in Manhattan into a catwalk, Lauren opted to debut his in-season collection north of the Manhattan in Bedford, New York.

He held the show, which was followed by a sit-down dinner, in the multi-level garage that houses his collection of dozens of classic cars including Bugattis, Mercedes-Benzes and Porsches.

Lauren combined his love of cars and fashion in a collection that kept to the roadster theme. It featured classic dark double-breasted suits for men and women, bomber jackets and parkas, slinky evening dresses and coats in bright yellow and red.

I loved the show, all the suits, everything, Keaton said afterwards. It couldnt be any better.

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