The world has seen fashion accessories, right from heirlooms to quirky to bold to literal disasters. From Botox-injected handbags to ice jewelry, we have heard of some of the most befuddling accessories.
And seems like now is the time for another quirky piece from the Spanish-origin fashion house- Balenciaga.
The accessory in question is a pair of earrings that look like- shoelaces. Yes, you heard that right!
While many are defending the comical piece of an accessory as an example of “Demna’s ability to incorporate everyday objects into the house’s jewelry collection”, what one just cannot get over, is the fact that they are literally shoelaces in the shape of bows.
The fashion house isn’t new to launching some of the most amusing pieces. Recently, their trash pouch priced at $1,790 were released in three colors. Apart from that, Paris sneakers worth $1,859 were launched, and it had much resemblance to shoes that Tutankhamun would have worn.
Coming back to the earrings- they are just as much as neatly tied shoelaces over earring bases. They are made from recycled polyester and cotton with antique silver brass.
Not only are the earrings baffling enough, the price too is disconcerting, with every pair being sold at $261. This is approximately INR 20,800/-
Here are some netizens’ reactions to these earrings:
Balenciaga releasing 195 pound (Php13k) shoelace earrings, and here I am worrying about charging a 100 pounds (Php7k) for a custom dress… pic.twitter.com/AmbWtc95bw
— Isabelle Morris (@TheIzzySeries) August 18, 2022
Luxury fashion brand Balenciaga recently introduced their latest earrings in the market, which are shoe laces tied in a bow. The fashion brand has priced the shoelace earrings at $250. Would you wear this?🤣🤣 #Balenciaga #balencigaearings #fashion #makeitstop pic.twitter.com/839PEMRXkY
— Tripti Sharma (@30triptisharma) August 21, 2022