7 Unholy Pairings Of Cars & Couture Page 2

April 27, 2012

Neiman Marcus Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
As successful as the Levi's Gremlin was, it can't hold a candle to the sales record boasted by the Neiman Marcus Chevy Camaro: the 2011 edition sold out in about three minutes. Of course, there were only 100 of the Camaros up for sale, versus thousands of the Gremlin, but still: three minutes is dang impressive. 

So why didn't the Camaro make it to the top of our not-so-terrible list? After all, it's got the revamped Camaro's sexy, retro looks.

The short answer is because of that paint job, which looks a little like a dried scab. Also because it's a convertible, and we're purists at heart. And most importantly, some of us really like Gremlins.

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Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès
In the world of luxury and exotic cars, it's hard to get more exclusive than the Bugatti Veyron. So naturally, when Bugatti wanted to up the ante on its high-octane ride, it sought help from a high-end fashion house: Hermès.

There are other, more exclusive houses -- Balenciaga comes to mind -- but Hermès is especially known for one thing in particular that luxury cars can't do without: leather.

It's a looker, to be sure. But as the Wall Street Journal reporter quite rightly asks in this video, why does a $1.7 million car need a deluxe edition? For that kind of money, we expect the thing to arrive with top-quality leather and a Hermès employee to strap us in every night, then tuck in our blanket made of promissory notes. And a bigger trunk would be nice, too: the one on this special edition is so small, we doubt it could fit a Birkin bag.

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Range Rover Evoque Special Edition With Victoria Beckham
At less than a week old, this is the most recent fashion pairing we've seen, and already we're dubious. Not because it's being shilled by Posh Spice, and not for a lack of luxury bells and whistles.

No, we're alarmed to hear that the thing comes with a four-piece set of handmade luggage wrapped in leather, which we fear might be made from the skins of other Spice Girls.

Seriously, has anyone seen Sporty Spice lately?

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