Diane von Furstenberg, Kenneth Cole and Calvin Klein Collection customize MINIs for charity 2010 Life Ball in Vienna

How flipping brilliant is this?  MINI has teamed up with Diane von Furstenberg, Kenneth Cole and Calvin Klein Collection’s award-winning Women’s Creative Director Francisco Costa to customize three MINI Coopers! They will be auctioned of to the highest bidders with all proceeds going to amfAR! This is the tenth successive year that MINI has been involved in this reputable charity event, which is a major fundraiser for AIDS research.  We’d like to say a personal thank you to MINI and parent company BMW, DVF, Kenneth Cole and Calvin Klein for contributing time, effort and money towards such a worthy cause. 

Now without further ado I present to you…

BMW Provided the following info and images(at this point I should mention I am slobbering on the screen over these images)…

Belgian-born US fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg demonstrated her creativity on the MINI. The result is a car that creates a big splash of colour on the road. The red MINI is sprinkled with colourful lips that also kiss the rear windows. The roof and alloys create a contrast in pure white, and the bonnet is adorned with the designer’s initials. “Life is love, love is life! I wanted to create something that celebrates life and reminds us of the importance of health. The red colour of the MINI expresses the awareness of HIV/AIDS, the lips represent Diane von Furstenberg. This car is bursting with life and love,” remarked the fashion icon.

New York fashion designer Kenneth Cole set to work on a MINI Convertible. He created a gleaming silver jewel made of fine, brushed metal. The striking surface of the body is covered in studs, which are also reflected in the interior. Says the designer of his Life Ball MINI: “In our collection we always aim to bring fashion and function into harmony. And that is precisely what the MINI Convertible stands for. It is at once an elegant and functional car. We designed the body in brushed metal, in line with our autumn/winter accessories line, and lent it our hallmark signature. We hope the MINI will give pleasure to followers of fashion and auto fans alike and command a high price in the amfAR auction.”

Calvin Klein Collection’s award-winning Women’s Creative Director Francisco Costa lent his artistic touch to a MINI Countryman – the brand-new crossover model from MINI. This car is a fashion understatement in matt black. In self-assured minimalist style, each of the front doors bears the hallmark signature of the Calvin Klein Collection in black reflective rubber.

Thoughts? Who’s bidding…you are going to be up against some fierce competition! 


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