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Summer 2023 collection – Balenciaga’s post-apocalyptic Paris Fashion Week Show (www.yahoo.com)

Keywords for 2023: dark, haze, mud, military, security.

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Lori
Lori
3 months ago

Fugly. I’ll keep collecting vintage.

Vievie
Vievie
3 months ago

Aside from the obvious post-apocalyptic zombie vibe, combined with the androgyny men-in-dresses vibe, combined with the satanic-tattoos-face-piercings, LITERAL-devil-horns vibe, WHAT is with the men carrying baby dolls on their chests? Wtf is that? Just part of the lets-erase-women agenda? And the aryan blonde dude has what appears to be an Asian “baby”, while the 7-ft tall, very dark black guy has a light blonde “baby”? What are they trying to say? Very odd… and creepy AF.

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A E
A E
3 months ago
Reply to  Vievie

Also, why are they selling hoodies, puffer jackets, leather, etc for a summer collection? Is all that just mud or is it melting ice? They’re slogging through wet muck in the few attractive gowns shown, most of which come with a previously unseasonal cape. Is that a foretelling of the coming “mini ice age” or is it metaphor for how poor rich people are forced to slag alongside the rest of this filthy humanity? A bit of both?
I’ve started watching these videos posted on this site and one consistent theme is the stark contrast of classes – they are showing, despite the “high fashion” label and the price tags, a visual difference between the ‘lowly’ and the ‘high’. They even seem to be invested in the caricatures of how they carry themselves, walk, facial expressions, etc, it’s like you can see the weight loading some of them down.
I almost wonder if this is partly a reminder for the rich that, at any time, they can be brought low too, and be out on the streets.
Emaciated men wearing suits 3 times too big for them. Several characters are meant to be jarring, most especially that last one, lurching around wearing a fleet of deconstructed handbags made into an evening gown.
High fashion has always been weird, but I wonder whether the audience is amused anymore. I can’t imagine being a person whose entire life has been dedicated to this inanity, watching this vacuous industry they worship turn so relentlessly bleak and ugly.
Then again, watching what mine has become, maybe I can.

CajunMom
CajunMom
3 months ago

Do rich ppl really buy and wear this stuff? This fashion show reminds me of my old video game, Fallout 3. If I was rich, I don’t think I would waste my time and money on this stuff 🤣

deletetheelite
deletetheelite
3 months ago
Reply to  CajunMom

I look at these fashion shows and their accompanied magazines as nothing but advertisements for sex slaves. The clothes are just a cover story.