The Making of a Moment

Backstage at Ralph Lauren’s groundbreaking Fall 2017 Fashion Show
Ralph Lauren’s renowned car collection served as both inspiration and backdrop for his Fall 2017 Fashion Show, which was held at Mr. Lauren’s personal garage in Bedford Hills, New York. The Collection celebrated his twin passions for iconic menswear influences and sculptural automotive design through an array of tailoring, sportswear, eveningwear, and accessories for both men and women. “The Collection connects the elements of the speed, style, and beauty of these handcrafted vehicles with the very modern yet timeless spirit of the clothes,” Mr. Lauren said. “It’s the ultimate expression of style and luxury for the woman and man of today.” The result was an unprecedented moment on the New York Fashion Week calendar, and the energy backstage was commensurate to the occasion, as demonstrated by these photos captured—on film—by Ralph Lauren staffer Scott Rudin. Click through for the full experience, then shop the Fall 2017 Ralph Lauren Collection.
  • Photographs by Scott Rudin; Courtesy of Ralph Lauren Corporation