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