What if you could drive an Infiniti Q50 designed by President Obama and his wife’s favorite fashion designer?
Not a Democrat? Ok… What about a Q50 designed by a man who’s worked with countless A-list celebrities for their most important red carpet debuts?
For the first time ever, it’s possible to do both.
Still feeling a little bit behind? All right, here’s what’s up:
Two well-known fashion designers, Zac Posen and Thom Browne, each took a stab at designing their own 100% unique Infiniti Q50 sedan, and they both went on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this month. Obviously, in lieu of all the other brand new vehicles at the European motor show, they were glossed over in the coverage. But, yesterday the premium Japanese brand released a new media kit from the Infiniti dealership in Manhattan showcasing the two Q50s, complete with lots of sweet pictures and videos which we’ll take a look at below.
First, let’s look at what most people agree is the better looking of the two designer Q50s, the one by Thom Browne:
Infiniti Q50 Designed by Thom Browne
As you can see, what we have here is chrome, chrome and more chrome. Not that that’s a bad thing! The car definitely stands out from the crowd, and the mirrored silver finish actually looks quite sleek with the aggressively classy exterior design of the Infiniti Q50 sedan. That being said, we could understand if you found it a bit over the top.
Inside his Q50, Browne chose to include more color with black upholstery accented by red, white and blue stripes, as well as Browne’s signature silver ring wrapped around the gear-shift. On the whole, very classy.
The Browne edition of the Q50 will also come with matching red, white and blue striped luggage in the trunk, as well as matching business card cases for that extra little bit of value. The card cases will also be available separately, as discussed below.
Infiniti Q50 Designed by Zac Posen
The Thom Browne Q50 has been well received across the board; however, its feminine counterpart by Zac Posen has been substantially more controversial in its aesthetic. Take a look below and judge for yourself:
As you might guess, the controversy comes from the ombré effect featured on the car’s exterior. Zac Posen intended the subtle fade from light silver matte to glossy dark gray to imitate the natural flow of a luscious silk gown. Again, remember that Posen is a designer that thrives in glamour – his version of the Infiniti Q50 is his homage to red carpet style.
To continue the red carpet theme, the interior of the Zac Posen Q50 features a diverse array of quality materials with velvet, leather and shagreen, all richly colored in various shades of red. Take a look below:
Where Browne designed accompanying luggage and business card holders, Posen designed a matching ZAC Smartphone Clutch. Both designers’ accessories will be sold separately from the Q50s to those who can’t buy the cars, but still like the style.
Want to Buy Your Own Designer Q50?
You can! Unfortunately, there’s only one of each designer Infiniti Q50. But, as long as you have a quick trigger finger and $75,000 to spend, you could take home one of these unique premium sedans in December when they go on sale through designer ecommerce website, Gilt.com. According to one of Infiniti’s chief marketers, Kelly MacDonald, “Gilt and Infiniti have very similar customers. They are very fashion savvy, tech savvy, they like new things and we think this is a great partnership.”
Best of all, a portion of the proceeds from the two designer Infiniti Q50s will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You can learn more via the video below:
What do you think of the two Q50s? Which do you like better – the Thom Browne edition or the Zac Posen one? Let us know in the comments below!