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At Balenciaga’s Fall/Winter 2018 presentation at Paris Fashion Week, Demna Gvalsalia unsurprisingly pulled out all the stops for another show that will have the internet abuzz for weeks to come. Aside from the insanely layered looks, new sneakers, and an official partnership with the World Food Programme announced, the hyped fashion house also shared a phone number. Emblazoned on a button-down shirt sent down the runway as well as on the mysterious, spray-painted mountain that provided an imposing backdrop for the show, those curious are encouraged to call Balenciaga’s hotline at +33156528799 (a Paris, France phone number).

In case you don’t actually call anyone anymore, we did the dirty work and called the hotline ourselves. Check out the full transcript below, which features 20 questions and answers that are kept “strictly confidential.”


Hi and welcome to the new Balenciaga hotline. We would like to ask you a few questions.

You can answer by simply pressing the dials on your phone. We want to inform you that this call is strictly confidential and will be charged at your normal rate.

Question 1 – What is your gender?
1. Female
2. Male
3. Transgender
4. Other form of gender identity

Question 2 – Which of the following cities do you like the most?
1. Berlin
2. London
3. Beijing
4. Paris
5. Seoul

Question 3 – What is your shoe size?
1. Between 34 and 37
2. Between 38 and 40
3. Between 41 and 43
4. Between 44 and 47

Question 4 – Please choose a color.
1. Gray
2. Black
3. Yellow
4. White
5. Blue

Question 5 – What is your body height?
1. Between 150 and 160cm
2. Between 160 and 170 cm
3. Between 170 and 180 cm
4. Between 180 and 190 cm
5. Between 190 and 200cm
6. More than 200 cm

Question 6 – What is your favorite season?
1. Summer
2. Winter
3 Spring
4 Fall

Question 7- What is your favorite destination for vacations?
1. Beach
2. City
3. Mountains
4. Countryside

Question 8 – Do you wear prescription glasses?
1. Yes
2. No

Question 9 – What is your favorite taste?
1. Bitter
2. Salty
3. Sour
4. Sweet
5. Umami

Question 10 – What is your favorite type of music ?
1. Metal
2. Pop
3. Electronic
4. Hip-Hop

Question 11 – What is your favorite type of transportation ?
1. By foot
2. By train
3. By airplane

Question 12 – Please choose a hair color that matches you the best.
1. Black
2. Brown
3. Blonde
4. Red

Question 13 – Do you have a pet?
1. Yes
2. No

Question 14 – What is your favorite shape?
1. Round
2. Rectangular

Question 15 – What is your primary language?
1. English
2. Chinese
3. Spanish
4. Arabic
5. Japanese
6. Korean
7. Other language

Question 16 – Do you have any siblings?
1. Yes
2. No

Question 17 – What is your age?
1. Under 20
2. Between 20 and 29
3. Between 30 and 39
4. Between 40 and 49
5. Over 50

Question 18 – What is your current marital status?
1. Single
2. In a relationship
3. Married
Separated

Question 19 – What is your highest level of education?
1. High school
2. College
3. University
4. Doctorate / PhD
5. Other

Question 20 – What is your professional or employment status?
1. Employed
2. Self-employed
3. Student
4. Retired
5. Out of work

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. All data will be erased now. The new Balenciaga hotline wishes you a great day.

For more PFW FW18 goodness, read how OFF-WHITE’s recent presentation caused a riot right here.

Associate Music Editor

A “multi-hyphenate” Cancer Sun, Aquarius Rising, Virgo Moon, whom loves matcha.

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