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Christopher Bruce2013-05-27 14:13:26

Roberto Cavalli Mini Auctioned at Life Ball for €150k

The auction will support HIV and AIDS research

 
 
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Cavalli created the car to fund AIDS and HIV prevention

Roberto and Eva Cavalli presented the MiniMINI (BMW)MINI (BMW)Germany, 2000 > present15 models
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that they designed for the Life Ball on May 25. In the auction during the event, the car raised €150,000 for HIV and AIDS research and prevention. It is a record high for Mini's Life Ball cars, and it is the 13th consecutive year that Mini has donated a car for the event.

“We are very pleased that the one-off MINI has sold for a record price and can thus make a special contribution to projects dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS. The charity principle is an important part of the MINI brand, which enjoys a unique platform through this partnership with the Life Ball," said Ralf Schepull, Head of Mini Brand Communications

The Lifeball Mini by Cavalli led the costume parade into Vienna's City Hall Square driven by Cavalli and his wife. 

The car includes a special iridescent paint that varies between black and brown depending on the angle and the light. The roof features Cavalli's logo, and his signature is on the door. He also added his logo to the headrests and sun visors. The interior is covered in black leather, including on the dashboard, and it has gilded metal trim. 

MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Flokati

2001 was the first year with the Flokati Mini

MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Charity

The 2002 car was autographed by celebrities including Heidi Klum and Elton John.

MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Missoni

Missioni designed the 2003 car with a flower motif.

MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Ferré

Gianfranco Ferré gave the 2004 car scales

MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Versace

Donatella Versace gave the 2005 car a floral pattern

MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Diesel

Renzo Rosso and Diesel worked on the 2006 car.

MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Testino

Mario Testino did the 2007 car with exploding fireworks.

MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur created the 2008 Police Mini.

MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball The Blonds

Katy Perry and the Blonds did the 2009 car with a pink leopard motif.

MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Kenneth Cole

The 2010 cars were shared among three designers. One was done by Kenneth Cole.

MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg did another of the 2010 cars.

MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Calvin Klein

Francisco Costa from Calvin Klein also did one of the 2010 cars.

MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball DSQUARED

DSQUARED created the off-road ready 2011 car.

MINI (BMW) Roadster Life Ball Franca Sozzani

Franca Sozzani, the editor of the Italian-edition of Vogue, created the floral 2012 car. 

MINI (BMW) Paceman Roberto Cavalli Life Ball

For 2013, Roberto Cavalli took a Mini Paceman for the Life Ball. He painted the car in special paint that fluctuated between black and brown. The roof and headrests feature Cavalli's logo.

  • MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Flokati
  • MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Charity
  • MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Missoni
  • MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Ferré
  • MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Versace
  • MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Diesel
  • MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Testino
  • MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Agent Provocateur
  • MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball The Blonds
  • MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Kenneth Cole
  • MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Diane von Furstenberg
  • MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball Calvin Klein
  • MINI (BMW) MINI Life Ball DSQUARED
  • MINI (BMW) Roadster Life Ball Franca Sozzani
  • MINI (BMW) Paceman Roberto Cavalli Life Ball

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