Would You Buy This Olsen Twins x Damien Hirst Pill-Covered Backpack For $55,000?
The Olsen Twins are making their The Row $39,000 alligator backpack look like a budget-friendly buy with their latest creation. Mary Kate and Ashley have joined forces with artist Damien Hirst to create a limited-edition collection of $55,000 backpacks.
The nine-piece line remixes The Row’s signature Nile crocodile black patent leather backpack with quirky polka dot designs and prescription pills. Yeah, you read that right—prescription pills. The collection is being sold exclusively at online design store Just One Eye. According to the creators, each backpack is signed by the artist and features uniquely individual embellishments, from an assortment of prescription pills, to Hirst’s signature spots, which blur the line between high art and high fashion.
“We are longtime admirers of both Damien and The Row’s work,” explains Just One Eye co-founder Paola Russo. “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.”
“We are thrilled to be part of this project with Just One Eye,” Mary-Kate and Ashley added. ”Their unique approach on artistic collaborations is always inspirational.”
With a portion of each sale benefiting UNICEF, would you spend $55k for a backpack with “medicating” qualities?