5 DESIGNERS TO DO CARS FOR CHARITY
NEW YORK — The worlds of automobiles and fashion will meet once again this fall.
Nicole Miller, Richard Tyler, Anna Sui, Todd Oldham and Mark Eisen will descend on Detroit on April 26 to begin work on five one-of-a-kind General Motors cars. Their efforts will be focused on the interiors and exterior appointments, and the vehicles will make their debut during fashion week in the fall.
It’s part of GM’s “Concept: Cure” drive against breast cancer, a year-long fund-raising initiative. The cars will be auctioned at a gala hosted by party guru Robert Isabell, with proceeds to benefit the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research. Vehicles not auctioned at the party will be sold through the Neiman Marcus catalog, with proceeds also going to the Hyde Center.
The fashion crowd will meet with GM designers to discuss the parameters of their particular vehicle and get a closer glimpse of the automotive design process.
Tyler will work on a Buick Riviera, Eisen will design a Chevrolet Camaro, Oldham will get an Oldsmobile Bravada, Sui will tackle GMC Truck’s Yukon, and Miller will fashion a Cadillac STS.
GM was a corporate sponsor of the recent round of 7th on Sixth fashion shows here.