Versace 23,000€ Dress

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O rochie de (aproape) 23000 de euro… Care nu e de aur (ci din matase, metal si piele – si nu de inger sau unicorn, ci de vitel) si nici nu se livreaza impreuna cu Johnny Depp. (Rochia e aici).

Desi sunt obsedata cu cumparaturile si n-as ezita prea mult sa dau o mie, doua, trei de euro pe o rochie daca i-as avea, parca 23000 de euro mi se pare cam obscen…

Imi si inchipui cum s-a ajuns la pretul asta – madam Donatella Versace se trezeste intr-o buna dupa-amiaza si-si spune in timp ce aplica al 20-lea strat de fard ca sa fie pregatita pentru prima sedinta de solar a zilei: “Ia, pai rochia asta a costat 200 de euro s-o fac, ce-ar fi s-o vand cu… hmmm… cat sa zicem… hai 23000 de euro, sigur se gaseste vreun fraier cu mertzan de aur s-o cumpere. Poate chiar 2 bucati. Da, buna idee! Vin’ la mama, Pouffon [asa imi imaginez eu ca ar putea sa-l cheme pe cainele ei], sa te pup pe botic si hai la solar!” [Disclaimer: acesta este un monolog imaginar. De fapt nu stiu care este pretul de productie al rochiei, de ce s-a decis asupra acestui pret de vanzare si nici daca Donatella chiar are un caine sau care sunt obiceiurile ei de infrumusetare.]

Voi ce ziceti: presupunand ca v-ati permite, ati cumpara o rochie atat de scumpa?

EN: This is an (almost) 23,000 (twenty three thousand) euro dress, people! Which isn’t made out of gold (it’s silk, metal and leather – calf leather to be more exact, not unicorn) or delivered by Johnny Depp.

I may be a shopaholic (and especially a dress-aholic) and wouldn’t hesitate to spend a few thousand euros on a dress if I could afford it, but 23,000 euro seems a tad grotesque.

I can just see how this price came about: Ms. Donatella wakes up one fine afternoon and, while applying the 20th layer of makeup in preparation of the day’s first tanning session, she tells herself: “Well, this dress cost me 200€ to make, why don’t I sell it for… hmmm… shall we say 23,000€? I bet some sucker in a gilded car will want to buy it. Maybe even two. Yes, that’s what I’m gonna do! Come, give mamma a kiss, Pouffon [this is how I imagine her dog might be called], and let’s go get a tan!” [Disclaimer: this is an imaginary monologue. I don’t actually know what this dress cost to make, why this selling price was decided upon, what Donatella’s beauty routine is or if she has a dog named Pouffon or otherwise].

So what do you think: would you buy such an expensive dress if you could afford it?