Infiniti Q50 gets a fashion makeover
Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013 22:09
Infiniti introduced two Q50 sedans customized by fashion designers Thom Browne and Zac Posen Tuesday, according to New York Times Wheels blog.
Browne’s Q50 design includes an entirely chrome exterior and is equipped with silver accessories on the inside. For an added touch, Brown included his signature red, white and blue stripes on the door frames and black leather seats.
Posen took a different approach and designed a Q50 with a matte and glossy ombré exterior that changes from light gray to dark gray. The interior of Posen’s Q50 consists of dark red carpet and stingray leather.
Posen’s design is definitely more unique than Browne’s. The chrome exterior has been done before and can easily look tacky. However, Browne transformed it into something refined. Posen’s design is very creative and original. Many people are aware of the ombré trend, but wouldn’t think of an ombré car.
The cars are both beautiful works of art, but are they functional?
“The Zac Posen car can't be cleaned. Matte finish and glossy finish car wash products are not interchangeable,” says Matthew Tynan.
This is a valid point, but I don’t think someone willing to buy one of these cars is looking for practicality in a vehicle.
Both cars will be sold on Gilt.com for $75,000 with a $10,000 credit for buyers. The proceeds will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.