Livin' the life

bejeweled chicken.JPGA couple of years ago the Nieman Marcus catalog offered a $100,000 Versailles-inspired chicken coop, complete with original artwork and the services of a landscape architect and, in doing so, became the first to make publicity waves by demonstrating that chickens, taken to the extreme, could be both charming and weird.

And of course, stars from Martha Stewart to Jennifer Aniston have shown that the chic can love chickens just as much as the rest of us do.

Now the photographer Peter Lippmann has taken the leap from celebrity chickens to chicken celebrities in his new fashion photo series “Luxury Chicks” for Marie Claire magazine that features some very posh and bejeweled chickens.

We prefer our chickens a little more down to earth, but we have to say some of the jewelry does look fab!