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Robert Cavalli Designs Color-Changing MINI

Iconic car redesigned to help raise money for HIV and AIDS.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on May 13, 2013. @greenidealism

The Life Ball is an event held every year in Vienna, Austria to raise money for the fight against HIV and AIDS. Car manufacturer Mini have played a part since 2001, auctioning off one of their cars that’s been redesigned by a world-famous designer.

This year they chose Robert Cavalli to give their Mini Paceman a makeover. Cavalli chose to give the car a shimmering paint job which changes color from brown to black, depending on the lighting. Apart from the paintwork, there is also a huge Cavalli logo on the top of the car, and the interior will feature luxury upholstery in keeping with the fashion designers personal tastes.

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Whether or not the car can fetch a similar price (€54,000) to previous designer’s work – such as the redesigned Roadster by Franca Sozzani – will become clear on May 24th, 2013 in Vienna.

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