Last night, Anderson Cooper dedicated his Ridiculist segment to the Olsen twins’ $34,000 alligator backpack for their luxury brand The Row. And while it doesn’t take a particularly attuned moral barometer to realize that the making and buying of a $34,000 alligator backpack is absurd, there were a few other problems with Cooper’s diatribe that we can’t help but take issue with.
First of all, Cooper spends the whole time railing against the idea of a $39,000 alligator backpack. The backpack in question is not $39,000, it’s $34,000. Granted, once you’re up there, it’s a po-tay-to / po-tah-to kinda thing, but $5,000 is no small discrepancy. Secondly, we don’t for even one second believe that someone who sits front row at fashion shows, grew up with Gloria Vanderbilt for a mother, and hosted this year’s CFDA Awards doesn’t know how to pronounce Hermès.