Dita Von Teese loves all things retro, so we’re thoroughly unsurprised by her penchant for fur, even though once upon a time she was in fact a spokesperson for PETA (which, yes, does seem a tad inconsistent). Here she is arriving for a flight out of LAX, carrying a Delvaux Astrakhan Brillant GM Bag. Delvaux’s lineage goes far beyond “retro”, however; this Belgian brand actually claims to be the oldest luxury leather goods house in the world. You can purchase a regular leather version of this bag at Barneys for $5,600.
Astrakhan is an extremely expensive fur, so Dita’s bag probably cost somewhere in the ballpark of five figures. If you’re wondering what exactly “Asktrakhan” even is, I’m happy to enlighten you! Asktrakhan fur is actually a sheepskin harvested from newborn and even fetal Karakul lambs from Central Asia. “Fetal?!”, you say. Yes, in order to harvest the most desirable Astrakhan fur, both ewe and lamb are sacrificed.