- Apr 25, 2008
MINI gets its panties in a bunch for charity
For the eighth year running, a designer MINI will be auctioned off to raise money for the cause of AIDS. The annual charitable event is organized by Life Ball, Europe's largest AIDS fundraiser event. Previous years saw MINIs designed by fashion houses like Missoni, Versace and Diesel, but this year's designer is the tits (so to speak): lingerie brand Agent Provocateur.
The one-of-a-kind MINI Clubman is treated to a uniquely kinky police-style paint scheme that would make Max Mosley weak at the knees. Pink police stripes run down the side over the black paint job, with a fishnet stocking pattern on the roof, a mirrored rear window, prison bars on the side windows and a tantalizing black leather interior. The car, which once again redefines the term "auto erotic", will be sold on eBay from June 5-15.
MINI and Life Ball have been synonymous for eight consecutive years now, and this years unique MINI will be designed by cult lingerie label Agent Provocateur, founded by Serena Rees and her husband, Vivianne Westwood's son, Joseph Corre.
The Life Ball MINI 2008 will be auctioned through eBay from 5 to 15 June 2008 in further aid of Life Ball, Europe's largest AIDS charity event to be helt on 17 May 2008.
"I love the highly erotic yet stylish pin-up look of Agent Provocateur!", says Life Ball initiator Gery Keszler. The Agent Provocateur MINI will feature a black paint and pink 'police' paint scheme, reflective rear window, prison bars in the side door windows, fishnet stocking roof decal and a black leather interior with 'stimulating' details.
So far, MINI Life Ball cars designed by fashion icons as Missoni, Ferré and Versace have fetched over Euro 260,000 in aid of the charity.