Posts tagged "alligator skin"

What Do Alligators Have To Do With The Recession?

Until recently, Park Avenue millionaires and swamp-trolling Louisiana farmers have been engaged in one of the most unlikely of reciprocal relationships. The Southerners breed and treat alligator skins; the wealthy buy luxury goods made from them.

Think “fashion” and “recession” and the image of dirty, swarthy men probably doesn’t come to mind, yet…

Leonora Epstein / November 30, 2009