Balenciaga launches earrings that look like shoelaces for Rs 20,847; Internet users react: The Tribune India
New Delhi, August 29
Recently launched earrings by luxury fashion brand Balenciaga that look like laces are the new talking point online.
The jewelry, which is made of recycled polyester and cotton with antique silver brass, is said to be priced at Rs 20,847.
The product has a hook and real laces hanging from it. Highsnobeity shared a photo of the same on Instagram and it left the internet puzzled.
“There comes a time when you write about fashion that you find certain things are just a little too ridiculous to be taken seriously… That being said, every once in a while something lands on our desk which is just too dumb to let it lie, the latest of which comes, of course, from @balenciaga, who dropped a pair of black lace-up earrings, costing you a total of US$261,” said Highsnobssociety in their Instagram post.
The new Balenciaga earrings elicited different reactions from Internet users.
“Balenciaga is selling these lace up earrings for $261 which is equivalent to PKR 57,377.74. These earrings are literally made of laces. How far would these top brands go in the name of ‘fashion’ At the loss of words,” said one social media user. tweeted.
“Balenciaga is launching 195lb (Php13k) lace earrings, and here I’m worried about charging 100lb (Php7k) for a bespoke dress,” another user joked.
“Balenciaga has the dumbest inventions in fashion. Who Tf is going to wear a lace up earring,” one user tweeted.
Earlier this month, Balenciaga came under online criticism for launching a trash bag worth 1,800 USD (about 1,42,652 rupees). The brand said it comes in four colors (and color combinations) – black, white and red, blue and black, and yellow and black.