Hey guys! Would you pay $1,490 for this shirt?

by Dr. Eowyn

Balenciaga is a luxury fashion house founded in 1919 in Spain by designer Cristóbal Balenciaga, but now owned by a French multinational company, Kering.

Balenciaga was once known for its elegant women’s couture:

Today, alas, Balenciaga is better known for these ridiculous and ridiculously-priced men’s “double” shirts:

Balenciaga double-shirt shirts

This is the description of the $1,490 “double shirt” on the left:

• Lightweight breathable poplin
• Two wearing options: wear the short sleeves shirt with front drape effect or the long sleeves shirt with back drape effect
• Mix of stripes print
• Buttoned collar
• Back round pleat
• Tone-on-tone nacre buttons fastening
• Made in Italy • Handwash or dry cleaning
• Composition: 100% cotton

If you are stupid enough to want one, you’ll have to wait. Balenciaga is only taking pre-orders now and won’t start shipping until July!



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