Instead of spending a few tens of thousands to buy a regular potato snack pack, you can upgrade your experience with Balenciaga’s “Lay’s snack bag” for 43 million VND.
This expensive “potato snack bag” is an item of the latest fashion collection, which has just been introduced by fashion house Balenciaga in “The Mud Show Summer 2023”. In fact, this is a leather clutch wallet, conceived and designed by Balenciaga’s creative director Demna.
The inspiration of the wallet comes from the Lay’s potato chip package – one of the favorite snacks of many people. With the product printed packaging and silver lining inside simulating exactly like the “real” snack packs. , this high-end version is more expensive because the material, zipper and Balenciaga words are right in the flavor of the potato chip snack package.
Specifically, with the same net weight of 219.7g, you will only pay about $ 4 for a “real” snack pack, but will lose up to $ 1,800 for this version of the famous fashion house.
The handbag was first shown to the public on the “mud” catwalk, during Paris fashion week, along with Kanye West’s performance as a model. Even creative director Demna was recently spotted carrying a “snack Lay’s” clutch bag to a graduation show at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, “as if it were a beautiful clutch” ( quote from Dazed magazine).
After that, the director implicitly announced the unexpected collaboration through a photo of Lay’s wallet “original taste” on his personal Instagram account, with the caption “Lay’s x Balenciaga chip leather bag”.
Although the relationship between the fashion house and the much-loved potato snack brand is still unclear, many wallets with similar designs have been listed for sale on the e-commerce platform AliExpress. However, not everyone is interested in this unique and expensive creative design. Many social media users even called it a “joke” of fashion.
“This is truly the most insidious trick of cunning commercialism.”
“I’m really thinking whether Balenciaga is doing psychosocial research.”
“Leave these ‘stunts’ to Moschino. You are losing your audience.” (Moschino is an Italian leather goods brand, famous for its strange but highly functional designs.)
“This is really a joke, isn’t it? It’s a mockery of the fashion industry.”
“The fact that Balenciaga introduced the Lay’s potato bag for $1,800, with only the brand name printed in the middle, is the most absurd, confusing, and confusing thing I’ve ever seen.”
It is known that this is not the first time this fashion house has released controversial designs. Earlier in March, Balenciaga also introduced the “world’s most expensive garbage bag” for $ 1,790 (about 41 million VND). Or like Kim Kardashian’s sticky tape outfit and credit card earrings also caused a stir in public opinion.
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