Balenciaga’s US$7,000 Oversized Parka Likened To ‘Joey’ Fashion In ‘Friends’
By Izza Sofia, 31 Aug 2018
Balenciaga recently dropped a US$7,180 oversized parka for its fans to don during the winter season.
Loyal fans of the classic TV sitcom Friends have noticed that the outerwear looks very similar to one particular look seen on ‘Joey Tribbiani’ in one of its episodes.
In this chapter, ‘Chandler Bing’ tries to hide ‘Joey’s’ underwear as a punishment for stealing cushions from ‘Chandler’s’ chair. To seek revenge, ‘Joey’ attempts to conceal ‘Chandler’s’ clothes by wearing every piece, resulting in a hilarious multi-layered ensemble.
Could this be Balenciaga’s inspiration for its oversized parka?
“When Balenciaga charges people literally $8000 for this coat when ‘Joey Tribbiani’ was ahead of his time and did it for free..” one person tweeted.
Though some noticed the resemblance between Balenciaga’s coat and ‘Joey’s’ outfit, others were curious as to the user-friendliness of the garment.
“How do you put it on? Looks more like a puzzle than a coat,” one concerned user tweeted. Another joked that she could recreate the look by wearing pieces from her closet. She tweeted, “On the plus side it’ll cost me nothing to recreate this look… I’ll just wear every coat I own. Mind you, a bit hot for the commute!”
When Balenciaga charges people literally $8,000 for this coat when Joey Tribiani was ahead of his time and did it for free.. pic.twitter.com/RWYTSXt1jc— Philliam (@p_chidichimo3) August 29, 2018
Balenciaga never ceases to amaze. You can get your own multi-layered coat or whatever you call this for the low, low price of $9,000 USD. pic.twitter.com/GLke5f9MIv— Ralph Seegobin (@Ralph_Seegobin) August 30, 2018
How do you put it on? Looks more like a puzzle than a coat.— Nicolina Bruno (@nicolinabruno) August 30, 2018
On the plus side it’ll cost me nothing to recreate this look... I’ll just wear every coat I own. 🧥 😉— Sharon Thompson (@_SharonThompson) August 30, 2018
Mind you, a bit hot for the commute!
[via Independent, opening image via Comedy Central UK]
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