As a partner of the Life Ball AIDS charity event, each MINI donate a car to the event and have it customized by a renowned artist to raise awareness about the good cause they are supporting. Given the quirky nature of MINI cars, they usually pick odd artists who come up with odd designs. This year though, they picked Roberto Cavalli, and judging by this preview of what he’s done to the Paceman, he’s got it right.
The Paceman by Cavalli boasts a very unique iridescent paintwork that shimmers from black to brown depending on the incidence of light. He’s also put his logo on the roof of the car, which because of the black pillars seems to be floating above the car. The Paceman also gets new larger wheels, and that’s about it. It looks unique and interesting without going too far and becoming ridiculous.
MINI Paceman by Roberto Cavalli will be officially unveiled during the official opening of the new Cavalli store in Vienna’s “Goldenes Quart1er”. MINI has been a partner of Life Ball since 2001, and Cavalli has been in charge of the fashion show of the Life Ball since then.
This MINI was an exciting and wonderful project for me”, says Roberto Cavalli. “It gave me the opportunity to be creative and finally use something very special, which I have personally invented and already used for years for my own vehicles: it is a unique iridescent paint which changes color depending on the way the light illuminates the pigments.
I loved everything about creating and designing it, transforming the cult of MINI into the incredible Cavalli MINI, complete with the Cavalli logo on the roof and Cavalli style interiors, which are a really an incredible surprise to discover.”