|Seriously, even if you could afford them, would you want these “sneakers” from Dior?|
Decades ago I had a friend who wanted to buy a bright shiny new Range Rover. He called the dealership and explained his desire and added that he had an old model to turn in for the one he was dreaming about.
The car salesman, apparently quite excited by the prospect of a sale, said to my friend, “Let’s have lunch.”
My reaction at the time was two-fold: The Range Rover must be very expensive and it’s hilarious that he invited you for lunch.
That telephone transaction, which never did culminate in an actual transaction, has over the years become a joke/metaphor for me: “Let’s have lunch means, major investment.”
Often in fashion magazines one will see extraordinary pieces of jewelry, described in detail except for the price. Instead, the caption will say “price upon demand.” That’s my “let’s have lunch” equivalent.
OK, jewelry could reach the heady heights of six to seven figures. We all know that. However, never have I seen “price upon request” next to a pair of sneakers. Never, that is until a couple of weeks ago when I saw the above pair, spangled with sequins, a teeny bow, ribbon (?), lots of rubber and who knows what else featured in the French magazines.
I’m guessing it’s because they’re from Dior.