Stupid trend alert?

Im Not Obsessed had some pics of LindsLo and Paris rockin’ these gloves:

Does ANYONE think this is a cool trend? Cause I think it looks odd.

But maybe not as awful as this:

I would wear them in public for maybe, say, $500. Ok, that’s a lie, I’d wear them for $250 (per day!) because I’m broke. That’s what I think is happening here. Bribery. That’s the only explanation, right? Or drugs?