Coming very appropriately on the heels of all this talk regarding whether luxury is necessary to style, is today’s Lust Object: the leather and calf-hair Frida ankle boot by Alexander Wang.

Not only does the Frida boot weigh in at $575 (that’s what you might call a bargain at Barney’s), it’s awesomely impractical thanks to 4.5 inches of heel with a 1 inch platform. If that weren’t enough, it’s made of dead baby animal skin.

And man, is it ever great. But that’s fashion for you.

Alexander Wang Frida leather boot, $575, Net-a-Porter