Famous designers Balenciaga pack a bag when it comes to easy money – and their R4000 ‘lace’ earrings are proof of that.

The French fashion house, loved by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, has unveiled its latest collection of clothing and accessories. And it must be said that many are stunned!

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Balenciaga, led by creative director Demna Gvasalia, recently unveiled a pair of lace-up bow earrings that retail for $261 (almost 4,000 rand). But don’t expect high-quality metals or precious stones, the earrings are literally made of laces.

And the description is laughable. Balenciaga claims their “black bow earrings are made from laces, highlighting Demna’s ability to incorporate everyday items into the home’s jewelry collection.”

The surprising element had Twitter users excited about how far the label would go for ‘fashion’.

Here’s what the tweets said:

@So_VERY_Tracey: “You play too much Balenciaga”

@IKnowRose: “Sorry, that’s stupid”

@Douggie_Freshh: “Balenciaga are just trying to see what they can get away with. And they win every time”

@MrDavidSkilling: “If the rich kids can’t already see that Demno and Balenciaga are trolling them, I don’t know what other evidence there is.”


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From dirty, damaged sneakers that sell for a pittance to those amazing face masks worn by Kim Kardashian, Balenciaga and Denma continue to push the shock factor.

And just like their string earrings, their “garbage bag” is also for books.

Balenciaga “Trash Pouch” is a handbag for everyone High snobbery claims is Denma’s trendy take on trash bags – selling for a staggering $1,790 (R29,000).

The bags come in blue, black, and white and look identical to trash bags!

Debuting the bag at his Fall/Winter 2022 show, Denma said, “I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make the most expensive garbage bag. After all, who doesn’t love a fashion scandal?”

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