This rare Hot Wheels collectible represents the past and future of Gucci.
Mattel Creations Announces the Hot Wheels x Gucci Cadillac Seville Celebrating Luxury Fashion House’s 100th Anniversary
Through the Mattel Creations platform, Mattel toy company, the owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world, creates highly curated, specialty offerings. Mattel Creations collaborates with today’s most imaginative artists, designers, and pop culture influencers to remix Mattel’s iconic toys into entirely new inspired designs where toys become art and art is influenced by toys. This limited-edition Hot Wheels x Gucci Cadillac Seville is inspired by a scale model of the legendary “Seville by Gucci” Cadillac – a paradigmatic expression of the late ‘70s flair. The rare collectible is honoring Gucci’s 100th anniversary and will be available on Mattel Creations and at select Gucci stores worldwide starting October 18th.
This partnership pays homage to the original 1970s collaboration between Gucci and GM to create the Cadillac Seville designed by Gucci. Introduced on the 1978 Cadillac Seville, the Gucci package was intended to add legendary Italian styling to the Detroit luxury automobile. The sought-after cars offered discerning drivers a vinyl top covering only the “C-pillar” and featured the interlocking double “G” crest, a gold Gucci hood ornament, gold Gucci emblems on the wheels, front fenders and a C-pillar and Gucci’s Web stripes across the rear trunk.
Creating a statement in the fashion world today just as it did decades ago, the 1982 Cadillac Seville plays into the current 80’s and 90’s Radwood custom car
movement expanding across the globe. Outfitted in the classic Gucci logo and iconic interlocking GG pattern, the 1:6th scale interior features details authentic to the life-size vehicles, such as gold piping on the seats. Featuring packaging designed and produced by Gucci, the vehicle comes in a sleek display case.
“This epic and unexpected collaboration between Gucci and Hot Wheels reinforces that toys are a canvas that reflect pop culture, fashion and design,” said Richard Dickson, President and Chief Operating Officer, Mattel. “We are thrilled to celebrate and honor Gucci’s incredible 100th milestone with an artistic take on a limited- edition Hot Wheels, reinforcing the significance of Toys as Art.”
The Hot Wheels x Gucci 1982 Cadillac Seville is available on MattelCreations.com and Gucci.com, and rolling into Gucci selected stores in New York, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo, as well as in ephemeral locations such as the Gucci Cartoleria in Milan and the Gucci Circolo in London, Berlin and Milan.