Balenciaga trash bags

Balenciaga’s New $2,500 Trash Bag is the Perfect Accessory for Garbage Humans

Balenciaga, go bin yourself. We love your style, but selling trash bags for AU$2,557 (USD$1790) is an ostentatious overload that’s too much to bear. What was the inspiration for this piece; Zoolander’s Derelicte fashion line? As Will Ferrell’s Mugatu character says in the iconic 2001 film, “We feel like we’re taking crazy pills!”

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For those who aren’t forced to monitor the gross stunts designer brands pull for attention, the controversial accessory was unveiled earlier this year at Balenciaga’s Winter 22 Collection fashion show (video above). As you can imagine, once the price dropped, the internet was sent into a frenzy.

One person wrote: “The next time someone calls me a trash bag, I’m gonna assume we’re talking about the Balenciaga thingy.” Another added: “If you can afford to spend $1,790 on a #Balenciaga fashion accessory that looks like a trash bag, you should have enough cash in the bank to fill it up with cash and donate it to your nearest charity.”

However, Balenciaga’s Creative Director Demna defended the design, telling Women’s Wear Daily: “I couldn’t miss an opportunity to make the most expensive trash bag in the world, because who doesn’t love a fashion scandal?”

This isn’t the first time Gvasalia has found himself under fire. In May 2022, Balenciaga was slammed for its AU$3,718 worn kicks that were labelled as ‘Rubbish Shoes’ by consumers.

What will they do next? Perhaps $10,000 toilet rolls? We look forward to their next fashion scandal.

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Sam Mangioni is an experienced Staff Writer with an extensive background in digital content production and news. Prior to working for Man of Many, Sam spent three years at Southern Cross Austereo where he served as a Content Producer and News Reporter for the flagship Triple M Breakfast Program. The Sydney-based reporter completed a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University Majoring in Marketing in 2014. A specialist in sport, lifestyle and gear coverage, Sam's work has also featured in Fight News Australia.