Topic: Conspicuous Consumption

The $12,900 Hermès Basketball & 13 Other Examples Of Offensively Priced Designer Sports Equipment

The $12,900 Hermès Basketball & 13 Other Examples Of Offensively Priced Designer Sports Equipment

Hermès insists it “can be used for play”–and thank fucking god for that. Who’d want a branded blue basketball museum piece?

…Well, the sort of person who’d want a Chanel surfboard, probably, or a Louis Vuitton soccer ball or an Alexander Wang jump rope. Which all exist, obviously–and there’s more in the gallery ahead. More »

Karl Lagerfeld’s Cat Lives A Better, Fuller Life Than All Of Us (Continued)

Karl Lagerfeld's Cat Lives A Better, Fuller Life Than All Of Us (Continued)

We were all surprised a few months ago to learn that Karl Lagerfeld did not, in fact, have a robot heart (or that he downloaded some sort of compassion program) because he went and got a kitten. The initial photo was cute and people fawned over it because this is the internet and you know how it feels about cats. But, little did we know that the kitten would become Choupette, the iPad-using, two maid-having star of editorials in I-D and now a feature in Harper’s Bazaar. More »