With the return of the backpack this season, this collaboration could not have come at a better time. Damien Hirst has teamed up with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen to create a line of polka dot motif and prescription pill covered backpacks for their label, The Row. And to make them even more coveted, each piece is signed by the artist himself. Every time I look at these bags, I fall in love and in hate a little more. The ridiculous price tag makes me want to hurl. The designs are created on the original The Row Nile crocodile backpack, which costs $35,000. However the Hirst designed backpack is listed as “priced on application,” with a portion of the proceeds going to UNICEF. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fantastic collection.. It’s very chic meets street. But I don’t care, the pricing is just wrong.
Anyone willing to pay that amount of money on a pill prescription covered bag needs to get prescribed a few crazy pills themselves.