You Can Now Buy Dolce & Gabbana’s Bedazzled Runway Headphones For $7,000

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Dolce & Gabbana’s fall 2015 runway show may have been inspired by the Italian matriarch — otherwise known as la mamma — but the collection’s statement piece was actually a nod to the kids. The label has officially teamed up with the audio company FRENDS (founded by a young group of pro snowboarders) to create ornate custom headphones, offering a Dolce-approved take on the indie brand's over-ear style. In other words, these definitely aren't your average earbuds — they're about as swanky as headphones can get, carefully embellished with materials like pearls, jewels, velvet, and gold chains across the earpieces and bridge. 
Although it was initially rumored that the luxe leather headphones were a runway-only collaboration, we just received word that you can splurge on a pair yourself. Two of the original catwalk versions have officially landed on Moda Operandi. Take your pick between a red-leather style that’s covered in Swarovski crystals, or a green version decked out in fox fur and jewels. Priced between approximately $7,000 and $8,000, these are about 35 times more expensive than the plain FRENDS Taylor style — not to mention about $2,000 more than those Chanel quilted Monster ones from last season.

If you do decide to shell out, we have one word of advice: Don’t leave them on the subway. Or at the gym. Or in the office. With a pair like these, you definitely won’t be getting them back.        
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