contemporary elegance

The first ever Garage Italia one-off project – Black Tie changed the concept of custom design forever.

Tailoring high-end fashion and innovative production techniques to the modern shape of an icon, Lapo Elkann made bespoke automotive design into a personal trademark, ensuring that the power of this crossroads communication concept will never be overlooked again. Representing Italy’s greatest fields of excellence – fashion and design – the FIAT 500X Black Tie reinterprets heritage style with a fresh, contemporary elegance. Designed and created by Garage Italia’s unrivalled team of industry leaders, the exterior is characterized by an exploded polished chrome herring-bone pattern created using an innovative wrap-paint technique, and a refined black satin finish on the side mirrors, roof rails and handles. Customized with equal skill and attention to detail, the interior design combines seamless black denim, premium cashmere and black leather trims with carved solid wood elements, modern matt finishes and plush Alcantara elements to create an exclusive sense of high-society style that feels as good as it looks.