Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren stages a high-octane, racing-themed fall 2017 fashion show in his Bedford garage

Ralph Lauren stages a high-octane, racing-themed fall 2017 fashion show in his Bedford garage

Plenty of fashion shows have been staged in garages over the years, but the one that took place Tuesday night in Bedford, N.Y., some 37 miles northeast of the New York Fashion Week scrum, was in a class all its own.

That’s because it took place at Ralph Lauren’s garage — a two-story warehouse really — amid cars from the designer’s impressive collection of exotics, including a silver Porsche 918 Spyder, a bright yellow McLaren and a couple of cherry-red Ferraris. Those colors were reflected (literally and figuratively) in a revved-up collection of clothes that sped immediately to retail as part of the label’s ongoing experiment with see-now, buy-now runway shows.

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