Paris Haute Couture & Cars: Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès
Paris Haute Couture has forever been the benchmark of luxury and exclusivity in the world of fashion. It seems every woman I meet, no matter where she is from, dreams of sitting front row at the Dior Haute Couture show or flips through the pages of Harper’s Bazaar lusting after the looks of Karl Lagerfeld’s latest collection. This infatuation with opulence and rarity is of course not exceptional to women. Men, too, have their weaknesses…
However instead of flocking to the runways of Paris they head to the fairways of Pebble Beach. For the past 58 years the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has been the automobile’s answer to the luxury found in the world of fashion. Exhibiting the rarest and most beautiful automobiles in the world, it was at Pebble Beach 2 years ago where reps from Bugatti and Hermès met, and from this meeting the concept for what both men and women would consider to be the epitome of exclusivity was born.
Mention Hermès to a woman and she begins to dream of luxe leathers and crocodile Birkins. Mention Bugatti to a man and you can practically see the silhouette of a sports coupe with a 16 cylinder engine in his eyes. Realizing the extravagance of each house on its own, it was this past March at the 78th Geneva Motor Show where the genius of these two luxurious brands was combined, presenting the unparalleled opulence of the Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès.
Naming the automobile after the Hermès atelier on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, designer Gabriel Penezzi brought the two worlds of luxury together without compromising the legendary engineering and unparalleled technology of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4. Extremely rare, the automobile’s exterior is unmistakably detailed with an Hermès monogrammed front grill, simply tasteful “H” logo rims, and an engraved fuel filler marked with the vehicle’s sought after name.
Hermès’ impressive craftsmanship also characterizes the car’s interior with such features as classic label trunk handles used for the inner doors, logo engraving into the black leather seats, Hermès leather upholstering that snugly fits a matching wallet in the front console, and a customized space in the trunk that fits perfectly an (Hermès) suitcase.
A collaboration that truly sets a precedent for luxury products, the Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès brings new meaning to the words Paris Haute Couture. A dream to drive for both men and women alike, this luxury automobile is a rarity in its own right and truly accommodates those privileged enough to not only wear but also live life in high fashion.