The brand has taken a past favorite (ranging from $6.98 to $12.99 on Amazon) and given it the fashion treatment — which means that you can now wear on your ears the magnet alphabet you used to play with on your fridge.
There’s a catch, of course: This version, made of brass and resin, is being sold for $235 per earring — not to mention that you may not even be able to find your own initials, since the only letters available are those that make up the the brand’s name.
These days, what separates your mundane items from those sold by fashion houses at premium price points is just one distinct phrase à la Tyra Banks: “But make it fashion.” Still, nobody said it would be easy to decipher the difference. Take, for example, Calvin Klein’s $390 rose-pink rubber gloves, Moschino’s Windex-inspired perfume, or Moschino’s $700 dry-cleaner-bag ensemble.
you mean to tell me this moschino dude literally grabbed some Hefty Plastic Wrap and my grandmothers clothes hanger to make a $900 dress??? It’s a no from me dawg. https://t.co/Es5lxx4MZQ
— Noah Winton (@noah_winton) November 9, 2017
Moschino rly made perfume, put it in a windex bottle n called it "eau de toilette" n has the audacity to ask for $79 pic.twitter.com/Yuk1HlqLHw
— ALICIA GRANT (@ALICIAXG) February 28, 2017
— Promo Marketing (@Promo_Marketing) April 18, 2018
So, are these household items seen through the eyes of a designer (a.) sheer genius, (b.) a joke, or (c.) peak capitalism? As shock culture seems to be a major factor in what we consume, it’s hard to tell. But we think it could be (d.) all of the above.
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