Things That Make the Manolo Laugh: Balmain Pricing

Manolo says, from the same people who brought you the $1600 artfully ripped, surplus t-shrt comes the $5,500 rayon, tuxedo jumpsuit.

Balmain Satin-Trimmed Tuxedo Jumpsuit

Your boyfriend, The Sheikh, will love it!

Ayyy! Made of 95% viscose, 2% elastane, 3% polyamide!

Almost as entertaining as the Veblen good, aspirational pricing, are the sizing descriptions at the Net-a-Porter.

Close fitting style, stretch finish
Those with a curvy figure may wish to take the next size up
Model is 177cm/ 5’10″ and is wearing a FR size 36

The French size 36 = US size 4.

Balmain Tuxedo Jumpsuit

Your size 4 buttocks will look marvelous in this rayon catsuit.

Yes, yes, the peoples who can afford this do not care about the price, and the peoples who care about the price cannot afford this, but still, this is another of the Balmain pieces (as good looking as it is) that strikes the Manolo as overpriced for no apparent good reason except to maintain the façade of exclusivity.

7 Responses to “Things That Make the Manolo Laugh: Balmain Pricing”

  1. Jeanne H July 9, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    95% viscose, 2% elastane, 3% polyamide = 100% occurrence of cameltoe.

  2. déjà pseu July 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Can hardly wait to see the Jersey Shore gals in the F21 knockoff version…NOT.

  3. Dawn July 9, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    I don’t even want to think about how odoriferous that will be after wear.

  4. Stella (@stella_meimei) July 9, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

    Black Widow and Emma Peel must have taken one look at this and said, “Feh.”

  5. Virginia Postrel July 10, 2012 at 1:47 am #

    A “curvy waist” would be smaller, not larger, thus accentuating the difference between waist and hips. But “curvy” has become the new euphemism for “fat.”

  6. RAleksandr July 12, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Get set to sweat! And not in a good way.