STREET STYLE: Forget Uber or Lyft — this New York Fashion Week Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing has a more exclusive ride. He’s being driven around in Tesla Motor’s much-hyped Model X car, which is making its debut in public streets. He has invited several fashion industry friends to ride along with him — the car has seven seats, after all — and is filming their conversations for a series of videos. “Tesla Talks” will feature designers Wes Gordon, Prabal Gurung, Rachel Zoe, and Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty of Suno.
“I’m stopped by everyone inside and outside the Tesla X wanting to know where I got it, and how to get one,” Downing remarked. It’s hard to shy away from attention in an SUV with falcon wing doors. Unfortunately, much like the majority of the clothes being shown, Model X won’t be available for purchase until later this year.
Tesla was founded by PayPal cofounder Elon Musk.