Just in time for the recession, Roberto Cavalli has introduced an exclusive snakeskin credit card.

Rather than the platinum of the “other” cards, the snake hide card is made of authentic snake. Why stick to a boring bank card when you can carry around a shimmering piece of animal-print plastic?

Special VIP services at every Cavalli boutique worldwide, special sale privileges, and exclusive invitations to fashion shows and events are the tip of the diamond iceberg of Cavalli card benefits. The card is set to go global as of March 1st.