When Fashion Designers Turn Their Talents To Cars

...You get some of the slickest new rides in the automobile world

1. DS3 by Ines de la Fressange
14 Aug 2015

1. DS3 by Ines de la Fressange

Unveiled at the 2014 Paris Auto Show as just a concept, the DS3 limited edition supermini is now available in the market. The collaboration between Parisian fashion icon Ines de la Fressange and French car manufacturer Citroen features black-blue body paint, an onyx black roof, and red mirror covers.

2. Fiat 500 by Diesel
14 Aug 2015

2. Fiat 500 by Diesel

 The dark blue, matte bodypaint on this designer car evokes Diesel’s iconic stone washed jeans. Available internationally.

3. Mini Cooper by Dsquared
14 Aug 2015

3. Mini Cooper by Dsquared

Dean and Dan Caten, the Canadian duo behind DSquared2, unveiled the Mini Red Mudder, a designer car built to handle adventure. The exterior features all-terrain tires, powerful headlamps and the brand's trademark mapleleaf logo. The car was auctioned off for charity at the 2011 Life Ball in Vienna.

4. Land Rover by Paul Smith
14 Aug 2015

4. Land Rover by Paul Smith

Inspired by the colors of the British countryside and the uniforms of the British army, Paul Smith collaborated with Land Rover to create a one-off Land Rover Defender. The 27-colour exterior and hand-painted bees on the roof of the car are just a few features that make this vehicle so meticulously unique.

5. Range Rover by Victoria Beckham
14 Aug 2015

5. Range Rover by Victoria Beckham

British car manufacturer Land Rover also worked closely with fashion designer Victoria Beckham to create the 2013 Range Rover Evoque Special Edition. The matte gray color palette is complimented by rose-gold accents, in the interior and exterior. Only 200 models are available internationally.

6. Mini Paceman by Roberto Cavalli
14 Aug 2015

6. Mini Paceman by Roberto Cavalli

Italian designer Roberto Cavalli’s Mini Paceman features a plush leather interior adorned with the Cavalli logo and trimmed with gold. Its glossy paintwork glimmers black or coffee brown, depending on the angle. The one-off car was sold for a record £128,000 at the 2013 Life Ball.

7. Smart Car by Jeremy Scott
14 Aug 2015

7. Smart Car by Jeremy Scott

This unconventional car comes equipped with polar-white body panels, diamond-stitched leather upholstery and… wings? Jeremy Scott pushes automobile design expectations with this smart fortwo edition. Limited edition.

8. Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster by Versace
14 Aug 2015

8. Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster by Versace

In 2008, Versace and Lamborghini collaborated to create a truly extraordinary sportscar. The vehicle’s black and white nappa leather interior is hand-embroidered with Versace’s signature Greek Key motif — which is also displayed on the doors and front bumper. Produced to order.

9. Bugatti by Hermes
14 Aug 2015

9. Bugatti by Hermes

With a luxurious bull-calf skin interior crafted at the Hermes workshops, as well as 1,001 horsepower capability, the Bugatti Veyron FBG Par Hermes is as elegant as it is powerful. This 2008 car is no longer available in the current Bugatti range.

10. Fiat 500 by Gucci
14 Aug 2015

10. Fiat 500 by Gucci

This Fiat 500 is Gucci-influenced — inside and out. The signature red and green stripe across the side of this designer car doesn’t stop at the exterior — the luxe detailing continues onto the car’s seats and seatbelts. No longer available in the current range of Fiat 500s.

From luxurious sports cars to rugged off-roaders, these creations by names such as Roberto Cavalli and Victoria Beckham have us gaping from the sidewalk