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Who Wore Layers Better – Joey Tribbiani or the Balenciaga Fall / Winter 2018 Models?

With Balenciaga‘s models sporting multiple layers of coats and jackets on the runway, we were reminded of an iconic and classic F.R.I.E.N.D.S episode.

Joey Tribbiani V/S Balenciaga Fall / Winter 2018
Joey Tribbiani V/S Balenciaga Fall / Winter 2018

Who can forget that hilarious episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S where Chandler has hidden Joey’s underwear and to take revenge on him, Joey threatens Chandler by saying, “OK, you hide my clothes, I’m going to do the exact opposite to you!” ?

Cut to the next scene which has Joey barging into Monica‘s apartment wearing ALL of Chandler’s clothes.

Literally! All of them!

Did this episode of the cult comedy series inspire Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga to send out his models on to the runway at Paris Fashion Week, wearing layer upon layer of coats, jackets and windcheaters?

Joey Tribbiani V/S Balenciaga Fall / Winter 2018
Joey Tribbiani V/S Balenciaga Fall / Winter 2018

In a post-show interaction with THE GUARDIAN, Demna revealed, “It looks like you are wearing all of your wardrobe because it’s really cold,” said Gvasalia, “but it’s actually one piece. We ended up with shapes that are extremely reminiscent of the house archive even though I used all the ‘Demna’ pieces – hoodies, parkas. This was my way of showing that this is the new Balenciaga; how I see it defined by me being there.”

Balenciaga Fall / Winter 2018
Balenciaga Fall / Winter 2018
Balenciaga Fall / Winter 2018
Balenciaga Fall / Winter 2018
Balenciaga Fall / Winter 2018
Balenciaga Fall / Winter 2018
Balenciaga Fall / Winter 2018
Balenciaga Fall / Winter 2018

And in case you’ve come in late, here’s that snippet from FRIENDS:

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Ranjit Rodricks is leading and well-known fashion editor who has not only lived, loved and breathed style for over two decades but has also worked closely with the best in the fashion business.