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How Amazing Would a Pair of Jeans Have to be to Cost $2,000?

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When Donna Karan's bias-cut jeans landed in stores last year, complete with a price tag of $595, there was an outcry in the mainstream media—are the jeans' slimming properties really worth $595? For spring 2010, Balmain sees your $595 and scoffs. The uber-fashion house-of-the-moment shuts down the denim wars with its $2,051 jeans. Game. Set. Match.

Here are some other expensive-denim contenders for spring 2010:
· Balmain denim biker jeans, $2,051 at Luisa Via Roma
· Mastermind Japan's skull button ankle jeans, $1,412 at Farfetch
· Dolce & Gabbana crystal pocket jeans, $1,283 at Farfetch
· Roberto Cavalli cutout jeans, $1,835 at Bergdorf Goodman
· Donna Karan relaxed city jeans, $550 at Saks Fifth Avenue
· Current/Elliott "The Crop" skinny jeans, $584 at Shopbop