Highsnobiety
Balenciaga

Brand: Balenciaga

Season: Fall 2022 Couture

Buy: At Balenciaga's couture store in Paris

Editor's Notes: They're here. I'm talking about the unsettling face masks worn by models at Balenciaga's latest couture show, staged in Paris on July 6.

If you're shy but also looking to turn heads, the label is selling said face coverings at its recently opened couture store at 10 Avenue George V.

Made in collaboration with Mercedes-AMG F1 Applied Science (an engineering-focused division of Mercedes), the slick shields are made of tinted polyurethane boasting anti-fog technology. "It is engineered to optimize [air] flow, improve performance metrics, and ensure a stabilized CO2 intake," a press release specifies.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Kim Kardashian, whose calculated runway walk has inspired memes aplenty, attended Balenciaga's post-couture dinner in one of the Alien-esque coverings. (The jury's still out on whether she removed it to eat.)

If you're not particularly keen on pulling a Kanye, Balenciaga is offering several other "couture objects" including a candle (notes include tobacco, incense, and "warm skin"), figurines modeled after Balenciaga couture looks, and a speaker bag made in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen.

We Recommend
  • amg
    Will.i.am & Mercedes Just Turned Your Car Into a Music Studio
    • Design
  • cole sprouse balenciaga towel skirt outfit
    Cole Sprouse in Balenciaga’s Towel Skirt? Now, That’s the Suite Life
    • Style
  • Balenciaga & Crocs' furry clog collaboration in brown hair
    Buried Under Fur, Balenciaga's New Crocs Are Barely Visible
    • Sneakers
  • Balenciaga's new Towel Skirt is available to pre-order. Thing is, upon closer inspection, the garment is literally just a biege Terry cotton bath towel.
    Balenciaga’s $925 Skirt Is Literally Just a Towel
    • Style
  • Mercedes-AMG, sacai
    Buckle up for a Stylish Ride with sacai x AMG
    • Design
  • Image on Highsnobiety
What To Read Next
  • Moschino creative director Adrian Appiolaza wears a white t-shirt and blue jeans with his pug
    So, How Did Fashion's New Creative Directors Fare?
    • Style
  • MSCHF's Timberland-shaped 2x4 boot
    What To Even Make of MSCHF's Massively Wild "Timbs?"
    • Sneakers
  • stussy jewelry line
    8-Ball Earrings? Sounds Right for Stüssy's First Jewelry Line
    • Style
  • joe freshgoods new balance 1000 sneakers
    Joe Freshgoods' New Balance Sneaker Is a Shiny Banger
    • Sneakers
  • Arcteryx's logo on a store in Shanghai
    Inside the Arc'teryx Museum, Where GORE-TEX Jackets Are Art
    • Style
  • kith new balance 1906R sneakers
    Kith's New Balance 1906 Collab Only Gets Better
    • Sneakers
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titel Media GmbH (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titel Media GmbH strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titel Media GmbH tests, remediates and maintains the Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.