The $6 million Bra?

October 22, 2008

This rather unattractive, boring even, bra is apparently worth a staggering $6 million.  Decorated with 3,900 precious stones, a cluster of tiny black diamonds, 117 one carat round diamonds and 34 rubies, this Victoria’s Secret special is up for sale.

As we enter what might well be the deepest and longest global recession most of us alive have ever seen, it is an interesting question whether the hard-pressed masses will be entertained by such excess much further into the future, or whether they will complain about the waste, and perhaps loudly.