In the latest edition of “what in the hell is happening with fashion,” we’ve got an astronomically priced $1,000 bath towel from Balenciaga for sale that you are supposed to wear as a skirt.
Let’s be honest, we’ve all rocked this look before, whether it be at the beach, at the pool, or on the way back to your closet when you realize you forgot your clothes outside of the bathroom before taking a shower.
The “towel around the waist” look also reminds of an iconic line from The Simpsons, when everyone’s favorite bumbling middle-aged dad Homer told someone he was speaking on the phone with:
I know for a fact that Homer Simpson didn’t pay an exorbitant amount of money to achieve that fashion look, though it seems like some people in modern day society are willing to drop a grand on a towel skirt. It’s just baffling to me, but maybe fashion has just passed me by, and we’ll all soon be rocking towel skirts.
To be honest, I’d be okay with it, because I’ve got a stack of towels from Costco just waiting for the day that they could be turned into a skirt and worn out of the house. If I could somehow start buying wholesale towels and turning a $995 profit on each and everyone one of them, that would be quite the way to make some money.
And that’s exactly what the fashion brand Balenciaga is basically doing. Just take a look at this “Balenciaga Towel Skirt in Beige” and how much its selling for on their website (I checked it just to make sure it was real, and it sadly is):
That is simply preposterous. Who in the world is buying that crap?
I just don’t understand why someone would see that price and say “I’m going to buy that.” I also can’t wrap my head around how that would be fashionable, and I felt reassured when I went through the replies below the post, because that’s how X users (formerly Twitter users) were feeling as well:
Balenciaga is just a social experiment at this point
Just last year, Balenciaga was under fire for a campaign that featured children with teddy bears dressed in BSDM attire. So if that alone wasn’t enough to make you hate them, maybe a $1,000 towel is where you draw the line…
Balenciaga is being criticized for a recent campaign that featured children holding teddy bears dressed in BDSM-inspired outfits.
Many people have found the campaign to be disturbing and inappropriate, and have accused Balenciaga of sexualizing children.