The highly anticipated Versace for H&M collection was unveiled this week at Pier 57 in New York City. The masses came out in droves- peon and celeb alike- who all donned pieces from the tragically tacky (for the most part) collection. It must have been the free-flowing champers and the performance by Prince that brought glee to attendees faces, or they were surely completely hypnotized by the dizzying, gag-inducing offering. Cheap gold buttons, awkward necklines and plenty of metallic lame, made for a spectacle of epic proportions. Speaking of proportions, the one saving grace that could have redeemed this fast-fashion crucifixion- Versace’s trademark sweeping gowns- were ironically left out of the collection. There’s no doubt that it was a fun show (circuses usually are…), but the real clincher is the price point of this “budget-friendly” designer collaboration. $249 for a gold lame hooker dress?!! $149 for my Mom’s discarded, puffy-sleeved, leopard print, ill-fitting ’80’s blazer?!! Yes, she was a hot bitch, but c’mon! To call these pieces a designer bargin is a joke. Granted, they do carry the Versace name, but that’s where it ends. Available November 17th- in store and online.