Balenciaga Releases Car Floor Mat Skirt for All Your Off-Roading Needs
The world of fashion can be a strange place, with designers going over the top with their creations in order to get noticed by the most influential fashion critics. From food-themed outfits to dresses inspired by urinals, fashion can find inspiration from many things. To continue with this trend of designing clothes with a real world muse, Balenciaga recently unveiled a new skirt design that has some auto enthusiasts perplexed.
The Spanish fashion company released its “embossed leather skirt” in the brand’s autumn/winter 2017 runway and many are noting that the material resembles that of a standard vehicle floor mat.
Biko, is this not car mat? Balenciaga is selling it for £1,700+ as a skirt pic.twitter.com/MJ9jTf7nj3
— Edward Israel-Ayide (@wildeyeq) October 26, 2017
It seems as if London-based company Money Saving Expert first noticed the uncanny resemblance and let their followers know that they, too, could experience high fashion by simply purchasing a car mat for a mere £40 (roughly $53), rather than Balenciaga’s ridiculous price of £1,700 ($2,240).
We’re not designer fashion experts, but… pic.twitter.com/zCujBIJNxf
— Money Saving Expert (@MoneySavingExp) October 25, 2017
More versatile than Versace
For those still interested in spending an outrageous amount of money for this item but are hesitant because of the lack of color options, you’re in luck! This “skirt” is available in a silver metallic color as well as a forest green, which would pair perfectly with this tree-shaped necklace:
Can’t believe they let her walk out without her necklace on smh.. pic.twitter.com/3Y2rfX7yyM
— drew F (@Bewbzy) October 20, 2017
To be fair, fashion has drawn inspiration from automobiles before, with designers creating dresses made from license plates and checkered flags, so it’s not too farfetched that Balenciaga is repurposing the standard floor mat. Maybe in the spring we’ll see a seatbelt tank top or shoes made out of hubcaps!
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