Mini has teamed up with famed fashion designer Roberto Cavalli to support a prominent AIDS charity.
The Life Ball will feature an auction of the special one-off vehicle, alongside a dramatic opening ceremony and an elegant Viennese ball.
This year, Cavalli has given a Mini a makeover in order to raise funds for the charitable event.
A Mini Paceman has been given the renowned designer’s special touch, and all proceeds from the auction will go to support projects that are dedicated to fighting and preventing HIV and AIDS.
Cavalli commented: “Designing the Mini was a very fun, exciting and stimulating experience. I had to create a car which not only respected and conveyed my fashion, but also my lifestyle: an unusual challenge, but surely a fascinating one.”
The end product will be “a one-of-a-kind car that crosses the boundaries of classical automotive design”, the company said.
While initial sketches are yet to be released, the vehicle is bound to make a statement. Cavalli is known for exotic prints in his work and also led the use of sandblasted demin in fashion.
The Life Ball 2013, which has been given the title ‘1001 Nights’, sees Cavalli join an impressive roster of designers, including Mario Testino, Agent Provocateur and Diane von Furstenberg, who have participated in designing a Mini for the Life Ball since the car manufacturer’s partnership with the charity in 2001.
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