Gucci's latest collaboration puts an Italian twist on an American classic. The Italian luxury house has concocted a model car — the Cadillac Seville, to be precise — in partnership with the toy auto experts at Hot Wheels.
The miniature marks Hot Wheels' first foray into fashion collaborations, as well as Gucci's first official collectible model. Packaged in a sleek Gucci box, the Hot Wheels miniature captures the detail of Gucci's full-scale Cadillac Seville at 1:64 scale.
Designed by Guccio Gucci's son, Aldo, the limited-edition Gucci Cadillac Seville was originally introduced in 1979. It boasted a Gucci-monogrammed top, a Gucci hood ornament, and a steering wheel plated with the Gucci logo. The interior of the ultra-luxe ride boasted a logo-printed glove compartment and monogrammed upholstery.
These details are mostly recreated in this tiny version, down to the whitewall tires and patterned rear hood.
Since Gucci's Cadillac Seville debuted 42 years ago, the worlds of fashion and automobiles have continued to intersect.
Gucci's Hot Wheels collaboration is one of several projects celebrating the house's 100th anniversary.
In the meantime, mark your calendars for October 18 at 9 a.m. PT — the Hot Wheels x Gucci Cadillac Seville will drop at Mattel Creations' website then. Pedal to the metal, because the collab is sure to sell out in a flash.