When the worlds of luxury fashion and cars collide the end product can either be incredibly tasteful or disastrous.
The history of a fashion and motoring merger dates back to almost 50 years ago in the late seventies when Ford Motor Co. recruited notable names of the fashion industry (Bill Blass, Hubert de Givenchy, and Emilio Pucci) to upgrade the aesthetics of its Lincoln Continental Mark series.
For many uber rich people, a car is simply a way to show off and a mere style accessory. For decades, major automakers have been aware of this fact. Thus, they’ve been consulting and collaborating with big names in the fashion industry to cater to their high–fashion clientele.
These automobile and fashion mergers have created some limited edition collectible cars that are adored by both auto and fashion enthusiasts. These are not your typical Used Cars For Sale advertisements you see everywhere.
Here is a detailed list of the most voguish collaborations between auto manufacturers and fashion designer’s/fashion houses:
Mercedes Benz X Swarovski
Mercedes joined hands with the Austrian crystal maker Swarovski to embellish the headlights of an S-Class Coupe which gives it a chic luxe look. Although the crystals have no practical reason, the lustrous stones give the car an unmatched opulence and sheer style.
The addition of the crystals elevates the most non-luxurious feature of a car i.e. headlights.
Headlights have never been a luxurious feature on any car. Each headlight is finished with 47 Swarovski crystals which makes it look like a paragon of perfection. The unified effect of the crystals and the LED Intelligent Light Systems make a distinguished look. Moreover, this exclusive sedan features an additional heated armrest and a
Although Mercedes stated that the crystals don’t have any technical reason to exist, the stones give the car a distinctive look when matched with the LED Intelligent Light Systems.
The car is a two-door version of the Mercedes flagship sedan, and it comes with an additional heated armrest and a standard air-balance system that makes your car smell however you want.
Bugatti Chiron x Hermes
This is an all-time iconic merger of a renowned French Fashion house Hermes and one of the most luxurious car companies Bugatti to create a stunning all-white masterpiece.
This exclusive car was commissioned by Manny Khoshbin who is a California real estate mogul who collects a wide array of classic cars. He asked for the union of his favourite car and fashion brands to create something timeless and one of a kind for him. The end product was a novel automobile that exudes class, luxury, and a voguish outlook.
Unfortunately, this car is extremely exclusive and not available for sale to everyone.
The luxe Bugatti Chiron X Hermès was revealed at the 78th Geneva International Motor Show by the renowned designer Gabriele Spezzini.
The car is a work of art as it is a production and interior masterpiece. The exterior outlook signifies grace and glamour with the Hermes H emblazoned on the grille, the rear wing features Hermès Courbettes horse pattern while the interior is finished with exclusive cashmere fabric.
Not only this car is great to look at, it has a 16-cylinder “W” configuration engine, four turbochargers, and 64 valves. Moreover, the engine produces 1001 horsepower at 6000 rpm and it has the ability to actively accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 2.5 seconds.
Cadillac Seville X Gucci
The Cadillac Seville by Gucci is one of the first collaborations between an automaker and a fashion house. The car was aesthetically aligned with Gucci’s branding that was in coherence with the time as this collab came out in the seventies.
This car is a piece of history and certainly not some random Car For Sale In Lahore. Thus, it is a coveted car among Gucci lovers around the globe.
According to Aldo Gucci, the exclusive Gucci styling is a symbol of distinction, beauty, and ultimate luxury which the few owners will enjoy.
The car came in three colors (white, black, or brown) which were adorned with signature Gucci ornamentation. There was a gold Gucci hood ornament on the front along with gold finish emblems on the wheels and the signature red and green Gucci fabrication in the interior.
Furthermore, the car came with a complimentary five travel luggage set in the car’s trunk.
Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 X Versace
Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640 Versace is a prime example of when two big players from divergent industries come together to create something impeccable.
Lamborghini is such a big player in the luxe auto market that it doesn’t even require advertising. As stated before these rare cars are not some generic new or Used Cars For Sale. The car depicts class, the epitome of luxury and style.
This unique collaboration was done to support the Paris Mondial de l’Automobile and honor the Fashion Week in Milan.
The car is powered by a 6.5-liter V12 that generates 640 HP. The interior’s furnishing is adorned with signature Versace accents and the distinctive Versace Greek fret motif.
Fiat 500 X Bulgari
This fiery compact car classifies the paragon of exuberance signifying the essence of 1950s Italy.
This chic little car has only three units in the world. Like a rare jewel, there are only three units of this very unique car.
The car is painted ‘Imperial Saffron’ and the metallic finish is attained through the integration of gold dust.
The exterior and interior is very tasteful and represents both companies’ signature style. The entire engine front grid comprises Bulgari’s Parentesi motif while the dashboard is decorated with colorful hand-painted silk. Moreover, it has an eight-pointed star emblazoned on the wheel rims.
ConclusionCollaborations between different brands are common however there are only a select few that people remember. There can be millions of cars in the world like the numerous ads we see for Car For Sale In Pakistan. But these exclusive mergers will be remembered for years to come.