Givenchy teams up with DS Automobiles on MakeUp car

13-May-2016

1.2 litre, 3-cylinder model features special lighting for make-up application

Givenchy has teamed up with French car manufacturer DS Automobiles to create a limited edition model – the DS3 Givenchy Le MakeUp.

The 110hp 1.2 litre 3-cylinder petrol model will be available in both hatchback and convertible models with either a manual or automatic transmission. There will be 1,400 cars created, with 500 destined for the UK, 25 for Italy and the rest distributed to other countries.

So far, so normal, however, tweaks to the standard DS3 model come when examining the aesthetics. The interior features a hidden compartment concealing a bespoke Givenchy make-up kit in the centre armrest; the kit consists of Noir Couture mascara, Le Prisme Visage compact powder, Nail Varnish in limited edition shade Whisper and Le Rouge lipstick. Meanwhile, the car is fitted with a special LED lighting system on the two sun visor mirrors in the front seats, for ease of make-up application before or after driving. Floor mats feature the limited edition Givenchy logo, while the dashboard is rose pink.

The car’s exterior features an Opaline White finish, while a contrasting Whisper Purple tinted roof is further picked up on the mirrors and hubcaps. The convertible version has a black roof. The Givenchy logo also features on the doors.

Thierry Metroz , DS Design Director, said: “The new DS3 Givenchy Le MakeUp is an amalgamation of the expertise of two leading brands. Givenchy embodies distinctive luxury that is modern and creative, and takes great care over materials, textures and colours, just like us. We have a lot in common and share similar values​​."

Meanwhile, Nicolas Degennes, Artistic Director of Make-up and Colours, Maison Givenchy, said: "I dreamt of a car that would befit the beauty of women. They would be beautiful because they would be at the helm of the new DS3, a vehicle that characterises this era. Beautiful because of colour, the reflections on the face. Beautiful because of the liveliness of the pink interior.”

The car will be on show until 7 June at DS World Paris, an exhibition held in France. Products from Givenchy will also be on sale at the event.