Francesca Eastwood is the reality-star daughter of Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood. This week photos emerged on the blog of indie photographer Tyler Shields of he and Francesca burning the $100k red crocodile Hermes Birkin bag and then slicing it up with a chain saw. It was an attempt at being artistic, provocative. Well, provoke it did.
Shields’ companion text reads:
Destruction is a beautiful version of freedom…
Would you want this bag?
Are you sad to see me destroy it?
For the people who don’t know a Birkin is the most sought after bag in the entire world there is a waiting list and some of them can run upwards of $100,000. This is the red Crocodile Birkin VS the red $200 chainsaw and 4 dollars of gasoline!
And I have to get personal here for a second, but really? Do we really need someone to point out that to some people, money has no meaning? I mean, we see it on TV every day. To me it’s not Francesca and Tyler burning the thing that is actually so important — it’s that they thought they were being deep. “Destruction is a beautiful version of freedom?” Yeah thanks, Donnie Darko. Okay, soapbox over! Sorry. You definitely don’t have to listen to me on this, especially since we’re better off letting the reaction of the Twittersphere speak for itself. Check out some of the backlash Francesca received from her followers:
There are a lot more like those that sort of drive the point further and further home. But some fans are super into it, leaving positive responses on Twitter. Check out the rest of the shoot in the gallery, as well as a smattering of different reactions to the photos going public. Oh, and if the Birkin isn’t your thing, they destroyed some Louboutins, too.
What do you think of these two celebs burning a Birkin bag?