WHEN FASHION & AUTOMOTIVE COLLIDEMarch 23, 2012
So yesterday I was on my way for an after hour drink and I saw FIAT setting up a car display. It was impressive. Why? Simpy stated this is the only time you can get a true custom car from a fashion house… that house? You got it Gucci!
Italian auto giant Fiat SpA Fiat 500 by Gucci is a special edition of its new-to-the-U.S. subcompact car (It actually debuted at New York Fashion Week). Gucci creative director Frida Giannini worked with Fiat’s styling department, Centro Stile, to customize the limited-production hart-top and convertible models.
This particular model featured several exclusive design elements, including a signature Gucci green-red-green stripe that runs along the side of the hard-top models and down the length of the retractable cloth top on the 500c convertible.
There is chrome “Gucci” script on the door frames and hatchback, and the cars’ 15-inch aluminum wheels have hubcaps with the interlocking GG Gucci logo. I’m actually happy to say that the cars comes in black or white — colors the company says were “inspired by neo-classic black and white film.” Interior decor includes embroidery, seats and steering wheel trimmed in tow-tone leather and a ”velvety varnish” finish on the dashboard. Price point folks….$24K.
A cant miss for you city dwellers for sure!
Check out the pics and tell us what you think!