Luxury fashion house, Balenciaga, is currently selling a Trash Pouch that is “inspired by a garbage bag.” But how much will one of these controversial items set you back?
Back in March 2022, Balenciaga’s creative director, Demna Gvasalia, unveiled the house’s AW22 collection at Paris Fashion Week.
The innovative runway show originally featured models stumbling through a manufactured snowstorm. It was also dedicated to “fearlessness, to resistance, and to the victory of love and peace.”
At the showcase, the world also had its first glimpse at the house’s ready-to-wear collection. Included in the show was the bizarre Balenciaga Trash Pouch.
According to the NY Post, the bag is made out of calfskin leather, is emblazoned with a subtle logo and comes in four colours – black, yellow, white and blue.
Speaking to Women’s Wear Daily, Gvasalia said, “I couldn’t miss an opportunity to make the most expensive trash bag in the world, because who doesn’t love a fashion scandal?”
While the Trash Pouch made headlines back in March, the costly item is currently doing the rounds again. This is thanks to a viral Instagram post by High Snobiety.
The post reads, “@balenciaga is trash, literally, as The ‘Trash Pouch’ has finally landed in-store. Featured in its Winter 2022, Balenciaga’s ‘The Trash Pouch’ is “inspired by a garbage bag,” who would have thought?”
How much will the Balenciaga Trash Pouch Cost?
So, if you’re actually thinking of buying the accessory, you need to know that it has the potential to break the bank.
As of the time of writing, the Balenciaga bag is available for a cool £1,470. Ouch.
However, if celebrity endorsement is a selling point – then Balenciaga’s muse, Kim Kardashian, might be able to sway you.
Following the conclusion of the Paris Fashion Week show, Kardashian was actually gifted the bag.
She took to Instagram after receiving the present and wrote, “Look what I got. I got the ‘trash bag’ bag from the show. I am so excited. How cool is this?”
So, the Balenciaga Trash Pouch is Kim Kardashian-approved. However, what do you think? One woman’s trash is another’s gold after all.
Feature image credit: Balenciaga