This is a sweater?
The magazine copy said: "Hip Knit. Who says a sweater gift is boring? Not with this light-as-a-cloud hand-knit mohair-blend pullover by Rodarte, price on request."
We all know what "price on request" means: if you have to ask, you can't afford it. Well, I was curious because frankly, this does not look like a sweater to me. It's maybe the suggestion of a sweater and not one I'd wear.
So I looked up the designer Rodarte. No prices, of course. However, there was a photo of a model wearing a similar creation and, no, she didn't wear a camisole underneath it. Not working for me.
A store in France carries Rodarte sweaters though, and I translated the Euros to dollars and discovered this baby runs about $2,400.
Here's what the French store said about the knitted object (I refuse to call it a sweater): "Rodarte is now the most creative brand in the American fashion world and its clothes are real wishes. [I think the translator messed that up a bit.] A very light 'cage' wisely made with different weight yarns."
Frankly, I think the folks here at RTY could produce this for a lot less than $2,400, although I'm not sure why we'd want to.
Anyway, I hope no one gets me this for Christmas. Think of the stash you could build with that amount of disposable cash!
Am I just completely fashion-blind (which I admit is a distinct possibility)? Does someone here understand why you'd fork over thousands of dollars for this?