Before polo shirts and preppy clothing, Ralph Lauren had one true love: cars. As the Bronx-raised son of Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants, the designer pined for petrol-guzzling monsters in his youth, only to amass one of the most sensational private car collections in the world. And yesterday, the world got a look at his secretive collection at his latest fashion show.

The 77-year-old unveiled his latest collection for New York Fashion Week at his personal garage, placing beautiful people amongst very beautiful cars – something that’s likely to extend interest past the usual front row fixtures.

Lauren’s collection – cars, not clothes – is one of the biggest held anywhere in the world. It includes a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, two Ferrari Testarossas (greedy), a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, a 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre and a rare Lamborghini Reventón Roadster. Now, our Ralph is a brave man to let the drunken (and likely malnourished) fashion press saunter about such expensive wheels, but we’re sure glad he did. Get a fast and furious fix below. And the clothes weren’t half bad, either.

Ralph Lauren Secret Car Collection

Ralph Lauren Secret Car Collection

Ralph Lauren Secret Car Collection

Ralph Lauren Secret Car Collection

Ralph Lauren Secret Car Collection

Ralph Lauren Secret Car Collection