Now, technically, the Simpsons episode was part of Balenciaga’s Summer 2022 collection and this special apparel and accessories are
Not that seasons really matter anymore: the Simpsons collaboration is already available on
These are Balenciaga items through and through — $650 giant T-shirt: check, $875 tiny backpack: check — but they’re not terribly exciting design-wise. To put it bluntly, it makes me wanna say
Don’t get me wrong, the novelty of seeing Marge, Homer, and the kids decked out in some of Gvasalia’s Balenciaga designs exists but it’s a trick that only works so well the first few times.
Plus, I can’t help but get flashbacks of those bootleg cartoon character streetwear
Considering the pretty spiffy
Okay, Balenciaga x Simpsons wasn’t intended to be a deep dive into the animated show’s lore or anything but, still, it all feels very mall T-shirt kiosk to me (perhaps sold alongside
It’s not the “worst crossover ever,” in the words of Comic Book Guy, but I’d like to see Balenciaga’s collaborations get a little more out-there.
Perhaps one day, though, we’ll finally see one of Balenciaga’s collaborations rise closer to the level of its