2012 CFDA Award Winners The Row (helmed by Mary Kate and Ashley Olson) have collaborated on a new project with British artist Damien Hirst. The partnership was initiated by Just One Eye‘s co-founder Paola Russo, whose main goal is to nurture the work between artists and unique mediums. The collab marks the first of a series of curated artistic partnerships for the Hollywood retail concept store.
After a year since the project began consumers can now purchase the resulting goods: 12 versions of The Row’s iconic Nile crocodile backpacks uniquely hand-painted and signed by Hirst. And while we all know crocodile-clad accessories fall into the luxury goods category, one of bags – a true fusion of fashion and fine art – will set you back $55,000. That hasn’t stopped Hollywood and the art world’s finest from snatching one up – according to WWD, many have already sold since the launch event at the store last week. Next up? Just One Eye’s next collaboration in the series involves Converse and an esteemed artist. Stay tuned!