A nice bottle of perfume under the Christmas tree just wasn't going to cut it for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
After all, this is the guy who rented out the home of the San Francisco Giants to pop the question. So what did the rapper give his bride-to-be for the holidays?
A Hermes Birkin bag, of course. But not just any Birkin — a massive one hand-painted just for Kim by renowned artist George Condo. It's a surrealist nude image that's sure to turn heads, and it did just that when she and Kanye took it for a test drive during a shopping trip on Thursday in Woodland Hills, California.
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To give you a sense of that pricetag, the Birkin bag itself is worth around $40,000. Adding a custom painting to it? Priceless.
Condo's work can be found in museums throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim in New York City, as well as venues throughout Paris, Barcelona, and more. His relationship with Kanye goes back to 2010, when West commissioned him to create five different covers for his album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy." Several of those covers also featured nudity, and were famously banned from some retailers, including Walmart and even Apple's iTunes store.
At the time, the artist found the controversy around the images to be surprising. "The superimposition of people's perceptions on a cartoon is shocking," he told Vulture. "What's happening in their minds should be banned. Not the painting."
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That wasn't the only lavish gift Kim received this holiday season. The reality star shared several photos of fancy, couture clothing given to her for baby North West, including goods from Stella McCartney, Giuseppe Zanotti, and, of course, Hermes.
A few other stars got some pretty impressive presents as well, not the least of which was another bride-to-be: "Glee" star Naya Rivera, whose betrothed, Big Sean, gave her a glittering diamond necklace to go with her stunning engagement ring.
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kim Zociak was treated to a sweet surprise from her husband, football player Kroy Biermann, with whom she welcomed twins Kaia and Kane on Nov. 25.
"Spoiled by hubby," she gushed on Instagram. "Since you can't carry anything BUT a clear bag to the Falcons game hubby thought this bag would be perfect!! We all know I love 'stuff' BUT I have to tell ya when I was sitting in our living room with all 6 kids and 4 of them were opening presents, the twins were fast asleep my eyes started to water! I have healthy beautiful children and an amazing husband and there is nothing else that matters to me In this world the rest is just 'stuff' Thank you God for all my blessings!!!"
What do you think of Kanye's gift for Kim? Would you carry that bag around? Let us know in the comments.
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