That journalistic juggernaut of truth and wisdom, Entertainment Weekly, has a feature called "Style Hunter." Every week, there is a page full of answers to reader requests for where to purchase particular pieces of clothing or accessories that were seen in recent television or movie productions.
The following example fills me with wonder and awe...
Who makes Kate Hudson's sunglasses in Nine? - Camilla
For Hudson's glitzy dance number, veteran costume designer Colleen Atwood chose frames by Cutler and Gross London (style 0886), which are available at Selima Optique (212-677-8487; $490).
I'm sorry, but...ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?!!?
1. If I were the producer of that movie, concerned with keeping things within a budget, when Colleen Atwood chose those frames, I would have chosen a different designer.
2. How absolutely fearless does a person need to be to think they can charge that much money for a pair of sunglasses?
3. Are those things made strictly out of the rendered hoofs of Argentinian mountain goats who died of natural causes during a full moon in months that have an "R" in them?
I am so totally in the wrong line of work...