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If you have the pluck to put a $100,000 cellphone on the market, it doesn’t surprise us that you deem it worthy of a Paris Couture Week debut. Savelli, a new high-technology-meets-artisan-craftmanship purveyor, is introducing what they claim to be the first collection of luxury smartphones designed specifically for women.
You can never be too rich or too thin…for Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent, at least. In the year since he took the reins at the house, the designer has been lambasted for everything from using bony male models to starting schoolyard beef with journalists, and now, he’s opening himself up to cut-eye from both critics and consumers alike with a seriously prohibitive pricing strategy. To wit: the grungy ’90s-inspired babydoll dress that Cara Delevingne sports in the fall ads will set you back $68,000.
Does this mean Brad Pitt’s Chanel No. 5 ads are actually working? The house has just announced their newest offering: a bottle of the perfume in “its rarest, most collectible form,” that will set you back a cool $4,200. And feel free to spritz liberally with this one, since 30-ounces is a whole lotta scent to go around.
Have you been hankering after that $91,500 Hermès tee ever since you learned of its existence (i.e., for the last few hours)? Are you in the mood to splurge on a relatively basic article of clothing, but can’t quite justify spending more than a year’s salary to satisfy that urge? Well, not to worry, because we’ve found seven t-shirts that seem like absolute bargains next to that crocodile craziness, but are still enough to put the average person behind on a few months’ rent.
If you have an extra $91,500 lying around and realllly love t-shirts, well, this is perfect for you!
Despite not being up for an Emmy Award this weekend, Kelly Osbourne sure made a big splash in a matching head-to-toe (literally) purple ensemble and sporting a $250,000 black diamond manicure. Unsurprisingly, her expensive tips haven’t received the most positive feedback, but she’d like everyone to know that she’s sorry for not being sorry about her nails.
Nina Garcia holds a fashion director gig at Marie Claire, a longtime spot on Project Runway‘s judging panel, owns a number of vintage Salvatore Ferragamo bags, and is a J.C. Penney stock price booster. As such, she’s probably swimming in money and buying things we can only dream about. She’s also quite far removed from the average American woman, as evidenced by a recent tweet.
We don’t think the people at Hermes got the memo about the worldwide economic decline, because its designers have just created the world’s most expensive handbags out of solid gold and thousands of tiny diamonds. And you can’t even fit your sunglasses in it.
Some things are worth splurging on, some things… not so much. But of all the crazy luxury products out there, $20 Chanel-branded cotton pads are both totally absurd and yet totally appropriate.
Oh, Vogue, you’re so funny! Your Holiday Gift Guide — curated, of course, by the lovely and genius Candy Pratts Price — is such a wonderfully satirical take on the luxury industry in the midst of a terrifyingly unstable economy. We’ve always taken you for more of the straight-laced type, but since you included an $880 potato peeler, we knew you just had to be joking! Good one!
Dear readers, I must preface this by telling you that I’m not much of a heel girl. I’m also not much of a boot girl. However, even I can admit that these L’Wren Scott lace-up boots are really pretty amazing. But would I buy them? No.
Okay, we knew that Balmain charged $5000 for a button-down, $1600 for a t-shirt, and $2000 for jeans — so it shouldn’t have come as such a shock that they have the gall to charge for $13,875 for a leather jacket, but well: are you kidding?!