It was fashion watchdog page Diet Prada that recently shared a glimpse of the necklace on Instagram, causing netizens to react.
The cord-like necklace is by luxury fashion brand Bottega Veneta. And it costs a whopping $2000 (Rs 1,45,007.80). Don’t believe it? Take a look:
In the picture, Diet Prada also shared some actual colourful telephone cords, alongside the necklace, which are available online at just $5 (Rs 362).
Reacting to the necklace, American fashion designer Natalia Fedner reportedly wrote on the post, “I cannot. I know so many designers and artisans who work their hands to the bone, spend weeks on a single piece, make it from expensive materials – And charge less than this. Prices like this on cheap items, just because there’s a famous brand name attached, is pretty insulting to those of us who put so much effort into our handmade pieces. 5 minutes of their labor = 2 weeks of ours.”
“What a scam,” wrote another user on Instagram.
Lmfao at Bottega selling a necklace for 2k that looks like an old landline telephone cord
— Caroline Hoce (@CarolineHoce) March 17, 2021
“I made my mom this same bracelet for Mother’s Day when I was like, 6,” another social media user wrote.
Lol the old phone cord, it’s vintage. If I could get $2000 by selling it as a necklace I would too, if someone’s willing to pay that 🤣🤣
— Ivanka ☉ 🍩😷 (@IvankaVic16) March 18, 2021
Would you ever care to spend so much money on a cord-like necklace?