The Infamous Kardashian Birkin

December 2013

Three days ago, world famous reality star Kim Kardashian posted a picture of a Birkin bag and press blew up. What’s so special about this bag, other than the fact that this Hermes starts at $11,000? This one is hand painted by famed artist George Condo. Kim’s social media blew up with harsh comments, mostly to the effect of “How could she ruin that bag?” West is known for his own out of the ordinary style, so why would we expect anything less from his gifts?

West made a statement that he wanted to give Kim something that was “one of one.” It’s true…what do you get the person that has everything? Normal paintings on canvas easily run up to as much as the combined cost of the Birkin and the commissioned painting, so I am not quite understanding the controversy behind the bag.

What do you think?