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2Mini Paceman modified by Roberto Cavalli for annual Life Ball charity

This year's award for Life Ball Mini designer goes to Roberto Cavalli. The Life Ball is a charity event held in Vienna, Austria every year that raises money to fight the spread of HIV and AIDS. Since 2001, the year of its reintroduction, Mini has been involved with the ball, auctioning a car that has been made over by a world-famous designer. This year Cavalli gets the nod and a Paceman for a canvas.

6Mini previews 2012 Life Ball Roadster

Mini has been involved with Life Ball, one of Europe's largest charity events, since the brand first bowed in 2001. This year, the automaker turned a brand-new Mini Roadster over to Franca Sozzani, chief editor of Italian Vogue, for a complete makeover. Sozzani dipped the convertible two door in matte Deepest Purple paint with contrasting rally stripes and added steel accents on the side mirrors and wheels to help set the machine apart from the standard model. The charity car also sports a uniqu

3Mini teams up with fashion icons to give life to three one-offs for annual AIDS fundraiser

Mini Life Ball 2010 special by Calvin Klein – Click above for high-res image gallery

18Pink Panther: MINI reveals designer special for Life Ball 2009

2009 MINI Life Ball by The Blonds – Click above to view in high resolution

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