Vespa releases 946 Christian Dior
Italian motorcycle brand Vespa has paired up with Parisian couture house Christian Dior, in releasing the special-edition 946.
The two brands, both founded in 1946, are icons in the respective line.
But the two brands are connected not just on the founding year, but also "by an unwavering desire to inspire a new, bright and creative vision of the world."
The collaboration has reinvented "this spirit of freedom, movement and expression that drives them,."
The Vespa 946 Christian Dior scooter was developed as tribute to the heritage of the two houses.
"A symbol of refinement, this object of desire reflects their shared commitment to the excellence of savoir-faire and virtuoso art of detail," Vespa claimed in its statement.
The latest contemporary version of the iconic Vespa 946—presented in 2012 in Milan—was designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director of Dior women’s collections.
The scooter is made in Italy, adhering to the exacting standards, commitment and precision of a couture atelier.
Echoing the design of the saddle, a top case patterned with the Dior Oblique motif—designed by Marc Bohan in 1967—is specially designed to be fixed on the luggage rack, adding a distinctive allure. A helmet adorned with the same iconic motif rounds out the unique range.
These limited-edition creations will launch in spring 2021 in Dior boutiques around the world and subsequently in a selection of Piaggio Group’s Motoplex stores.
Well, we just hope that those with fine taste in dress and in scooters in the Philippines would have their hands on one of these—if not all the offerings.
Photos from Vespa