The Goods: Versace Designs the Most Ridiculously Overpriced Cell Phone of All-Time


Vibe | January 21, 2010 - 10:06 pm

Considering the fact that cell phones have come a long way over the course of the last 20 years, it’s surprising the luxury cell phone market hasn’t picked up. Sure, celebs can cover their cell phones with Swarovski crystals to make them look more expensive than they really are but, then again, so can you. And while some high-end fashion designers, including Giorgio Armani, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana have tried to look their best, none have had the sweeping success you might expect. Enter the Versace phone, crafted by Donatella Versace. Though no images of the thing exist yet, the phone will come equipped with high-end materials, customized colors and materials and frequent software updates. It’ll also retail well above the $5,500 price tag on the 2008 Dior phone. Check for images of the thing to surface after an event in Paris next week and the phone to hit select luxury stores sometime in May. ––Chris Yuscavage