If you wear a shirt on a daily basis, then Balenciaga’s T-Shirt Shirt is sure to confuse you. Keri Lumm shares the reactions.
The world of high fashion never ceases to amaze us. The latest item that has us (and the entire Twitter-verse) boggled is Balenciaga’s “T-Shirt Shirt,” which retails for $1,290. No, the brand didn’t publish a typo on their website. The T-Shirt Shirt is exactly what it sounds like — a T-shirt with another button-down shirt stuck onto it.
This isn’t the first time Balenciaga has released some, uh, head-scratching pieces. In 2017 the fashion house “knocked-off” the blue $.99 IKEA tote bag and sold their leather version for over $2,000. They later teamed up with Crocs — yes, we repeat, Crocs — for 2017 Paris Fashion Week and sent a souped-up platform Croc down the runway.
And now the world is grappling with the T-Shirt Shirt from Balenciaga’s men’s autumn 2018 collection. The brand notes on its website that the item can be worn two ways to give us the most bang for our buck. One can wear the T-shirt and leave the button-down hanging from the front…OR one can wear the button-down and leave the T-shirt free to hang in the back.