Fashion house Balenciaga launches earrings that look like shoelaces for Rs 20,847

ByThomas J. Pawlak

Aug 31, 2022

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 a lie, the latest of which comes from, of course, @balenciaga, who dropped a pair of black lace-up earrings, costing you a total of US$261,” Highsnobsociety said. in his Instagram post.

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The new Balenciaga earrings elicited different reactions from Internet users.

“Balenciaga is selling these lace up earrings for $261 which equals PKR 57,377.74, these earrings are literally made out of laces. how far would these big labels go in the name of ‘fashion’? Loss of words,” one social media user tweeted.

“Balenciaga is launching 195lb (Php13k) lace earrings, and here I’m worried about charging 100lb (Php7k) for a custom dress,” another user joked.

“Balenciaga has the dumbest fashion inventions. 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.

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