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Fast fashion - what happens when the world’s top designers work their magic on a car

To mark the end of London Fashion Week, we’ve taken a look at the cars designed by some of fashion’s most famous names

Mary Quant – Mini

Mary Quant

Back in 1988, fashion designer Mary Quant was commissioned to work her magic on an iconic Mini. Something of a rarity, only 2000 Mary Quant Mini Designer models were made. They went on sale in the UK on June 15 that year.

Victoria Beckham – Range Rover Evoque

Victoria Beckham

Posh Spice certainly lived up to her name when she designed a special edition version of the Range Rover Evoque. Launched in 2012, the Range Rover Victoria Beckham Special Edition Evoque was priced at £79,995, almost double the standard edition. Only 200 models were built, with their lucky owners getting vintage leather clad seats and a four piece Victoria Beckham luggage set, amongst other things.

Fiat 500 Gucci

Fiat 500 Gucci

The Gucci special edition of the iconic Fiat 500 was customised by the fashion firm’s creative director Frida Giannini in partnership with Fiat’s Centro Stile. It was launched in the UK in 2011 priced at between £14,565 and £15,765 depending on engine choice.

Chrysler 300C John Varvatos

Chrysler 300C

American menswear designer John Varvatos was called upon to make his mark on the already extraordinary Chrysler 300C in 2013.

Calvin Klein – MINI

Calvin Klein Mini

This car created by Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa was for the Foundation for AIDS fundraiser in 2010. It was auctioned off on the night of the event, raising a staggering $61,000 for the charity.

Versace - Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640

Versace - Lamborghini Murciellago

Photo By: Georg Sande

Probably one of the rarest Lamborghinis ever built, with only 10 cars produced and a price tag of $1m. Launched in 2006, Versace’s take on the Murcielago had a top speed of 211mph and was capable of travelling from 0 to 60mph in just 3.4 seconds. An example of fast fashion if ever there was one.

Spencer Hart - Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake

Spencer Hart Mercedes-Benz

The Inspiration for this car was taken from the designer’s flagship store in London. It features dark chocolate brown leather with blue stitching.

James Small – Vauxhall Adam

James Small - Vauxhall Adam

This is the only car in the list to have actually made it to London Fashion Week, having been revealed there in 2012. Small was helped by Louis Vuitton creative designer Kim Jones in the design process. Whilst it might not appeal to everyone, it would definitely be easy to find in a crowded car park.