Dsquared2 unveils latest Life Ball Mini
Tuesday 24 May 2011
The brothers behind Canadian fashion label Dsquared2 have unveiled a fashion project of a rather different kind, dressing up a Mini Cooper S in aid of charity.
Dean and Dan Caten, familiar fixtures on the global fashion circuit, unveiled the exclusive Life Ball Mini 2011 in Vienna, the latest in a series of designers to have added their touch to the iconic car.
The twins' model has been "armed for adventures of all kinds," with a large front guard, rally-style headlamps and a spare tire mounted to the tailgate.
The chassis has been raised further from the ground, and new all-terrain tires with a deep tread have been added, while the interior has been revamped with aluminium sheeting for floormats and a mounted compass.
The trademark Dsquared2 maple leaf is also prominently visible on the head rests and side doors.
The overhaul of a Mini is conducted annually by a different designer for the occasion of the Life Ball, Europe's largest AIDS charity event, held May 21 - in previous years, Agent Provocateur, Donatella Versace, Diesel, Missoni and Gianfranco Ferré have all added their unique style.
More than half a million euros has been generated by the models over the past 11 years, according to Mini.
Life & Style blogs
Husband creates spreadsheet detailing wife's 'excuses' for turning down sex
Bombsheller: The website that makes us all into top fashion designers
NHS medics are being lured away to Australia by more money, status and sunshine, survey suggests
World Hepatitis Day: we could eliminate hepatitis C in the UK - but only half of those infected know they have it
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
- 1 Secret Cinema: Why were Back to the Future screenings cancelled?
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 4 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star, dies aged 45
- 5 Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Negotiable: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Account Manager (Junior) Account ...
£50000 - £60000 Per Annum: The Green Recruitment Company: The Green Recruitmen...
£200 - £260 per day + competitive: Orgtel: Accountant, Reconciliations, Bristo...
£20000 - £30000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: An experienced Tes...