I love emails from readers. Sometimes they are long and have many in-depth questions, and other times they are short and to-the-point. Last week I got an email from Karen Y. with a forwarded image and a message that simply read, “WTF!?”. Direct. I like it.

I get that Givenchy is all about combining shock value and art with some of their pieces, and that is precisely what they are going for with the Givenchy Rottweiler Antigona Tote. Of course the design is a bit jarring at first, but don’t think Givenchy doesn’t know what they are doing – other items with the Rottweiler image have sold out immediately and ended up on eBay for substantial markup.

Fashion gets fierce with this Givenchy Rottweiler Tote, in which the print of the dog’s mouth appears aggressively waiting to bite down. Givenchy believes fashion should be fierce and this is what they have done with this image. I cringe just a little bit, mostly because of a traumatic dog bite I received as a child ON MY FACE. But there is this other part of me that considers carrying this tote. There is an additional interior wristlet with the identical print on the inside. Does this design work for you or like our reader Karen Y. are you left saying “WTF!?”. Price is $860 via Bergdorf Goodman.

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