We all know that fashion in highly subjective, and that one person’s trash may be another person’s Lady Gaga meat dress. So who are any of us to say when fashion crosses the line from avant-garde to flat-out ridiculous?
Allow me to introduce you to Balenciaga’s $1,290 “T-shirt shirt.” Yes, you read that correctly. For the low, low price of $1,290, you can be the lucky owner of a shirt attached to another shirt. The T-shirt shirt was first noticed by Twitter over the holiday weekend, and suffice to say, people had feelings.
I’ll slap anyone who even tries to tell me that this is dope, Balenciaga clearly doesn’t care 😭 pic.twitter.com/tLIZKffsHS— Durag Denny🚀 (@Mr_Nzeu) May 27, 2018
I thought this Balenciaga shirt was a joke.— Troy Osinoff (@yo) May 27, 2018
…Its real and it's $1,290 pic.twitter.com/j0gwfmEaRS
LMAOOOOO bro what in the actual fuck pic.twitter.com/IsWSV0DMGD— mally mack (@mallymack_) May 26, 2018
Of course, this is coming from the same fashion house that recently attempted to knock off a 99-cent IKEA tote bag and sell it for over two grand, so really nobody should be surprised with this latest Balenciaga fuckery.
Oh, but the fashion line didn’t stop there. Balenciaga’s designers were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they never stopped to think if they should.
When you can’t choose between two favorite shirts: Double Shirt.— Dian Onno (@DianOnno) May 27, 2018
Ps: wtf?? pic.twitter.com/yGzjjXxHbR
Balenciaga finessing you dickheads pic.twitter.com/IpfcM5t5VI— WD/Coppo-Sama @ Corona Shutdown (@Coppo_Sama) May 27, 2018
Because we live in a Pinterest world, others came up with creative ways to get the lewk for less. Creative? Who are we kidding? You literally just have to tape a shirt on to another shirt.
Perhaps this entire exercise can be best summed up with the following GIF.