Balenciaga Drops a $1,790 Trash Bag

Amber Kottri

Balenciaga is rage - bating, again. The brand is selling a trash bag for $1,790.

Key Points:

  • The ‘trash bag’ stunt follows the now familiar formula Demna, creative director of Balenciaga is known for: selling outrageous objects at high prices, which question the definition of luxury and pokes fun at fashion.
  • The piece was first seen as the opening look from Balenciaga’s Fall 22 show in which Gvasalia, who is Georgian and was once a child refugee, paid homage to the victims of the Ukraine war. Models trudged down a runway filled with artificial snow, recalling the refugee experience.
  • The bag is made of calfskin and comes black, white and red, blue and black color. Calfskin or calf leather is a leather or membrane produced from the hide of a calf, or juvenile domestic cattle. Now, that’s outrages. A life shouldn’t be wasted for a stunt.