Balenciaga's latest It-bag looks a lot like Thailand's humble shopping tote
March 10, 2016 - Uncategorized
In 2006, the house of Louis Vuitton found itself in the news for the wrong reasons when then creative director Marc Jacobs sent models out on the runway toting a checked shopping bag that resembled the Chinese migrant worker’s travel tote.
For the record, the Louis Vuitton bag retailed for $600 while the bag that inspired it cost only $5 a pop.
Fast forward a decade later, and it looks like another French luxury brand has made the same faux pas.
During the recent Paris Fashion Week, fashion editors and style mavens gathered to watch Balenciaga’s Autumn/Winter 2016-17 show by Alexander Wang’s successor Demna Gvasalia. Read more…