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Civil Rights Have Never Been More in Fashion


What does the above look like to you? My first thought was that somebody had pried the VIN plate off the dash of a car and bent it for use as a shiv. I was wrong. It's actually a silver two-finger ring from the Ken & Dana Design "Rights" collection. It bears the citation to Brown v. Board of Education, and can be yours for a mere $195. A smaller version is available for $125 if you're not as bling-inclined (or if you hope to make it to your summary judgment hearing without setting off the metal detector).

The "Rights" collection includes rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings, all embossed with the citations to landmark civil rights cases or, a recent addition, the citation to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, sales of which will, in part, benefit the Red Cross' relief efforts in Haiti.

Combining law and fashion accessories is not entirely novel. I will admit to being the not-so-proud owner of a pair of scales of justice cufflinks (though mine are not silver plated). But this collection is a few levels up on the haute scale, so bravo. The next logical step, I think, is an expansion of the "Statutory Rape Prevention" line on the runway at Fall Fashion Week.

Posted by Eric Lipman on March 4, 2010 at 01:35 PM | Permalink | Comments (6)


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