Balenciaga has unveiled a model new it-bag for Autumn/Winter 22 – dubbed the “world’s most expensive trash bag” by the style home itself.
The luxurious designer isn’t one to shrink back from internet-breaking controversy, having launched a pair of torn and soiled $1,850 (£1,500) trainers earlier this 12 months which precipitated outrage in China.
The cownskin Trash Pouch, which retails for a cool $1,790 (£1,470), has whipped up a colossal on-line frenzy of its personal.
“It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine,” wrote one person of the most recent Balenciaga drop.
Another individual tweeted: “The next time someone calls me a trash bag I’m gonna assume we’re talking about the balenciaga thingy.”
A 3rd added: “If you don’t see the beauty in the Balenciaga trash bag you just don’t understand fashion. It only costs $1,790.”
The design was first revealed in March in a dramatic present that noticed fashions stroll down the runway clutching their Trash Pouches within the midst of an indoor snow storm – a imaginative and prescient dreamt up by the artistic director Demna Gvasalia’s portrayal of his upbringing in Georgia.
The present additionally delivered a message of solidarity to Ukrainian households fleeing the continued Russian invasion.
“I couldn’t miss an opportunity to make the most expensive trash bag in the world, because who doesn’t love a fashion scandal?” Demna mentioned of the luggage in an interview with WWD.
“The pouches – resembling plastic trash bags – are made out of calfskin leather, and are offered in black, blue, yellow and white colorways. Balenciaga’s logo is subtly printed on the front.”