Now, we know the Olsen twins are absolute style icons, but we have to wonder exactly who the sister's label The Row is aimed at, as a limited edition backpack, designed with artist Damien Hirst has gone on sale for $55,000. It is a black backpack embellished with prescription pills, similar in style to some of Hirst's previous artworks, and is the most expensive handbag that the Olsen's have produced, with previous designs of theirs selling for around $3,000 - $5,000.
However, there are obviously some very wealthy fashion fans out there, as two months ago, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's $39,000 alligator skin backpack sold out at Barneys. The design duo for The Row have gone one step further, releasing a $55,000 backpack adorned with prescription pills.
The black patent crocodile leather backpack is one of just 12 being sold on behalf of Just One Eye, which include plain and polka-dotted versions also.
Just One Eye co-founder Paola Russo said: 'We are longtime admirers of both Damien and The Row’s work, and our main focus here is to nurture work between artists working in different mediums. We couldn’t have dreamed of a better way to debut this series of partnerships.
Signed by the artist himself, each backpack 'blurs the line between high art and high fashion' according to Just One Eye, and features eye-popping designs including Damien Hirst's famous spot paintings. The artist is apparently donating a discrentionary amount on the proceeds to chairty UNICEF
On sale on the 12th of December, the blurb on the Just One Eye website describes the bag as: Exclusive to Just One Eye and only one in a rare, limited edition of 12, this incredible piece features numerous multicolored prescription pill appliqués, of varying sizes and colors, specially created by Damien Hirst. This one-of-a-kind wearable art work features original art by Hirst, meticulously applied to front, back, and straps, of The Row’s beautifully crafted backpack, the centerpiece design of their 2012 collection. Using traditional techniques, this stunning backpack was crafted in Italy and made with specially sourced materials. Created of black patent leather Nile crocodile, the backpack’s many features include internal detachable handle, adjustable canvas straps, internal zip-fastening, slit pockets, and small gold-plated brass feet at base. Each backpack is fully lined in the highest quality leather and comes with metal mirror plate and case, as well as designer-stamped gold-plated brass hardware. Signed by Damien Hirst.
Who do you think would spend $55,000 on a bag??