LUXURY IN THE AFTERMATH OF A PANDEMIC

Updated: May 29




I was reading , in a recent article in the New York Times, that the luxury goods company, Chanel, has raised the prices of it’s Chanel bag a whopping 40 percent. Hermes, another luxury conglomerate, has minimized the quantity of Birkin and Kelly bags one can buy. The design houses are responding to ever-widening income inequality. This vulgarity is no better expressed than by the war criminal Vladimir Putin, who wears a $15,000.00 Loro Piana Cashmere jacket , which is worth 25 times the average monthly Russian’s salary at a massive pro war rally. It’s a vulgar world we live in, is it not? I must say, I love beautiful things. Today Designers are offering sublime pieces gilt, embroidered, feathered and built at levels of astronomical beauty.The world is teetering on the edge of extinction and here we are living like its the Gilded Age once again. But I love every moment of it. Beauty is a wonderful thing indeed. I am most smitten with the designer Daniel Rose Berry at the design house of Schiaparelli. For his Couture collection he sent gowns with Breastplates made of bronze and Surrealist jewelry to rival Elsa herself. Art in all its glory reflects the state of the world at the moment. Millions of lives have been lost to the pandemic but billions of dollars has been profitted in the process. Assuming the world survives the madman in the Kremlin, What will the state of fashion be next year? Stay tuned. P

#DanielRoseberry #TheGildedAge #Hermes #Chanel #Schiaparelli

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