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Balenciaga sells 'world's most expensive trash bag' for $1,790

This bag has received a lot of trash talk.

Glossy drawstring bags from the luxury fashion house — crafted from calfskin leather and emblazoned with subtle logos, the basic Hefty bag in black and plain Glad-inspired white, yellow and blue. There is — is starting to hit stores after debuting at the Fall 2022 ready-to-wear collection in Paris in March.

"We couldn't pass up the opportunity to create the world's most expensive trash bag, because some people don't like fashion scandals." Demna Gvasalia told Women's Wear Daily at the time.

The "Trash Pouch" currently on sale in stores has gone viral thanks to aInstagram postand many people have responded with confusion, outrage and laughter. I collected the trash talk of .

"Ugh, this is rude," she wrote one commenter, while another accused the brand of being full of garbage. "Balenciaga is a meme designer."

The white "Trash Pouch" has red drawstring ties like the kitchen essential.
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There's also a blue colorway for those who prefer to carry a recycling-inspired design.
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Some questioned whether it was a "social experiment," while others said, "This is out of control." I thought.

"At this point, they're really trying to make fun of the consumer."

Someone else who isn't amused by the crappy design says, "Don't let theze brandz play you." Please,” he warned.

Waste not, want not: An extravagant yellow option.
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Still, some people find the quirky design humorous. "I had 40 under my sink," one person commented.

One jokester went to her jugular vein with a garbage bag pun and wrote:

"Anyone who buys this must throw it away," said another.

Several commentators compared it to his 2001 comedy "Zoolander". In the film, Ben Stiller's character models a homeless-inspired collection. "This is the actual 'Zoolander' from the apparel line Derelict. Where is Mugatu at this rate? ''

But one man's trash is another man's treasure. At least he plans to buy the bag, with one simply commenting "I need it".

But Demna, who goes by his first name, says the collection is no joke, and his Ukraine Show me your fashion week note that desperation over war in fashion set the mood for his runway show. As WWD pointed out, as guests of the Paris show arrived, paper snowflakes flew up and covered the Ukrainian flag seats, which were prominently placed at the top of the front row. Models struggled to walk through a makeshift snowstorm while the designer's voice read a Ukrainian poem about "love."

Demna Gvasalia, also co-founder of Vetements, was named the creative director of Balenciaga in 2015, taking over for Alexander Wang.
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Demna Gvasalia attended the 2021 Met Gala with Kim Kardashian.
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Demna also designed Kardashian's yellow caution tape look and collaborated with her ex, Kanye West, for his diabolically controversial "Donda" livestream event.
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Demna notes the show He said he "became a permanent refugee" when his family fled the war in his native Georgia, noting that the conflict with Russia "caused pain" from his past, He emphasized the "absurdity" of Tailor's Eyeglasses.

"To cancel this show would mean surrendering to the evil that has hurt me so badly for nearly 30 years already." I got it," said Demna. "I decided that I could no longer sacrifice any part of myself in that senseless and heartless ego battle."