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22-09-2013
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those flowers and leaves are quite ugly. as you scan across in zoom mode you can see some deformed ones. But the amount of work that probably went into it is amazing indeed.

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22-09-2013
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^^ It can be the most incredible, expensive polyester in the world, and it still won't breathe.

Looks to me like the Thom Browne has a great deal of hand-beading, but sadly it's still ugly. Hope the beaders were paid well.
Yes, if one looks at the zoom (http://modaoperandi.com/thom-browne/...-jacket-236727) it appears to be covered entirely in curved bugle beads creating those leaf shapes.
Plus, there's internal structure for the shoulders, those pockets probably have some handwork, and the lace-up back is an expensive detail.
It's a unique design. I'm not quite sure why it's called a "pintuck" jacket though. I know other pieces in the collection were painstakingly pintucked by hand, but I don't see any on this piece.. unless the dart and seam details are pintucked?

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Yes, if one looks at the zoom (http://modaoperandi.com/thom-browne/...-jacket-236727) it appears to be covered entirely in curved bugle beads creating those leaf shapes.
Plus, there's internal structure for the shoulders, those pockets probably have some handwork, and the lace-up back is an expensive detail.
It's a unique design. I'm not quite sure why it's called a "pintuck" jacket though. I know other pieces in the collection were painstakingly pintucked by hand, but I don't see any on this piece.. unless the dart and seam details are pintucked?
It's actually bullion embroidery, the type used in gold-work. Very thin wire is tightly wrapped with white silk and then cut into tiny pieces which are stitched to form the leaf motifs. It would've taken a considerable amount of hours to execute all the embroidery. It is a shame that they put so much effort into such a horrible garment.

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Does anyone know what these Balenciaga shoes are made of? Apparently, they are $6,350.


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^ lol what? that look like good old leather to me

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Does anyone know what these Balenciaga shoes are made of? Apparently, they are $6,350.


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Leather painted by Michelangelo?? (Sistine Chapel dropcloth??)

PS That toe cleavage will never sell.

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Those Balenciaga shoes look very uncomfortable to walk with. Feet-ache and wallet-ache at the same time!

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Someone famous will wear them... just wait.

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zara made actual copycats of those shoes! toe cleavage and straps and all! i saw them yesterday in store. but they don't seem to have them online, afraid of being sued maybe?

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This is definitely not a correct price, they cost 545 € on mytheresa and are made of lamb leather.



They look kind of cheap if you ask me.

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This one is Most Overpriced Designer thread worthy ... Stella strikes again.

Oversized silk chiffon-trimmed satin-twill shirt
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When you guys write the price, is the price from the same source as the pictures? Otherwise, it might be a good idea to mention where the price comes from. Apparently, a lot of sourced get it wrong...

I don't think that blouse are the worst. The plastic shoes sold at leather prices were way worse imo. Very good silk can be very expensive.


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^ Ah but so can very good plastic

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^Never heard of anyone bragging about their luxury plastic shoes though.

I've been thinking about those plastic Stella shoes. Considering that leather molds to the feet, and plastic doesn't - A lot of money would probably need to be used on design to make the fit as good. Don't know how that theory works when you factor in that everyones feet are different though...

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On her defense, it is much more expensive for her to produce those pieces, because no one else orders high-quality faux leathers and furs from the factories (crap quality is totally different thing and different factories). Her faux leather and fur is extremely well made and highly developed, so just because its not real leather doesn't mean it's cheap or cheap to produce. Plus the actual shoe looks very well made, so it's also the handcraft that costs there.
Just bringing on this argument, but I am still not sold (and will most likely never be ).
Personally my feet would die in the faux leather shoes in the heat and freeze off during winter, so I just can't wear them.

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