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PRICED TO KILL

Article excerpted from rocketrend.wordpress.com

The recession might be happening right now and affecting the fashion business just like everyone else but some companies are still churning out clothes with sky-high prices. Most of the time (all the time actually) we see clothes being photographed beautifully on the magazine pages that scream ‘buy me!’ but at the little corner in the smallest fonts, there goes the prices, in a whopping five figure, that starts with a 2.

Here are some haunting figures (all in USD), taken from U.S. BAZAAR Jan 09’s “The New Collections” editorial.

Dolce & Gabbana

Jacket alone: $24,750

00590m

Salvatore Ferragamo

Gown: $22,000

00420m1

Yves Saint Laurent

Cage coat: $24,995

00150m1

 


Versace

Dress: $20,720

00520m

Christian Dior

Gown: $23,090

00360m

Balmain

Gown: $24,000

00240m

While U.S. BAZAAR is featuring a lot of clothes that go over the five figure sum, Vogue is being selective by not choosing clothes costing over $5,000 for the new season editorials, if not, the price is hidden— the Balenciaga that Chanel Iman is wearing in the last shot surely goes over $5,000.

Pretty audience friendly, no? What a winning a formula.