Balenciaga’s pleated metal jacket: for the well-dressed ‘droid

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So far 2009 has been very much the year of the ‘It’ jacket (See: Balmain’s military style denim jacket for evidence of this). This Balenciaga effort, however, is not so much of an ‘It’ jacket, as as ‘What is it?” jacket. Mousy, for instance, who reported it to us, thought it was perhaps the discarded shell of CP3O from Star Wars. And if it is, The Fashion Police will have to take this incident very seriously, of course, and ask: HOW DID IT HAPPEN? Who killed C3PO?

We may never know. What we DO know, however, is that we’ll never find out what it looks like on, because it’s £3,260. What do you think of, though? Do you like this futuristic style?

11 Comments

  • April 28, 2009

    gokarm

    I tell ya, I do NOT get the Balenciaga asthetic. I guess if a woman wants to look like a futuristic banshee from hell, she can, but as for me, I’ll take Armani instead.

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  • April 28, 2009

    Lee

    How long until GaGa wears it? It seems right up her alley of odd things to put on.

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  • April 28, 2009

    Michelle

    I can’t help thinking of a Slinky.

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  • April 28, 2009

    Theresa

    I totally agree!

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  • April 28, 2009

    Sophi

    total slinky i have to say i don’t beleive god after this lol

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  • April 28, 2009

    Celeste

    Michelle got it right. It’s a slinky! Also I can’t help but wonder if the metal is somewhat protective. Like bullet/knife proof or something. At least then it serves some sort of purpose.

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  • April 29, 2009

    chocoholic

    Yip slinky. Read my mind.

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  • April 29, 2009

    Anna

    I must have a psychic connection with all the other commenters. I too immediately thought of a slinky.

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  • April 29, 2009

    Matt

    I think the Balenciaga jacket is a wonderful, unique piece. We’ve all seen it almost a year ago in their fashion show, haven’t we? I inmediately felt that this kind of amazing, futuristic vibe could only be created by Nicolas Guesquière- a genious.

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  • May 1, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Actually the “discarded shell” description means the most to me – it does look like those empty little things left behind by larder beetle larvae when they moult. So it would be quite cute if it wasn’t for the weird check pattern.

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  • May 25, 2009

    Luna Lovegood

    When I first saw this, I thought: “I didn’t know they were making a new Star Wars!! I guess this is for CP3O!!” Then I realized us people were supposed to wear it.
    Well, actually, it wouldn’t be too bad if it was all, say, gold, or all bronze, or all silver. Not saying I would wear it, I would just feel more…happy looking at it if it didn’t have that plaid.
    XD

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