Fashion designer and Greek-American John Varvatos joined forces with Chrysler to design limited edition vehicles for the car manufacturer, who he also just happened to work for when he was a kid growing up in Michigan.
In an interview Varvatos gave to Life + Times, he discussed his influences, including Motor City and how his “Greek roots” had an effect on him. In addition to fashion, the designer has worked on creating the Chrysler 300 John Varvatos Limited Edition and Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition. Both vehicles were first shown at the New York Auto Show, and were on display during this year’s New York Fashion Week.
The limited edition (only 2,000 are being made) cars will be up for sale as 2013 models with a starting price of $28K, and will feature 20-inch wheels, LED taillights, and hand stitched Italian-leather interior.
Here’s a look at the commercial for Chrysler featuring Varvatos: