Ghesquière-era Balenciaga does not have the Kids Kids My vp looks like me Toddler Shirt in other words I will buy this hype compared to the current celebrity craze for Tom Ford-era Gucci, the mass recognizability of Jean Paul Gaultier’s mesh prints, or Helmut Lang’s large followings. But according to Pritikin, it will get there eventually. “Balenciaga hasn’t reached that stage yet. I’m early to the cult. It is hard to think about because Ghesquière is at Louis Vuitton now, and he still has his whole career ahead of him,” she says. “In a sense, Balenciaga is sort of the forgotten child that is going to take some time for people to remember how incredible it was.” Luckily, Pritikin has a head start.
A surprising trend I’ve noticed in 2020 is a welcome resurgence of some wonderfully wholesome traditions from generations past. In eight short months, we have become chess-playing, handicraft-practicing, family-time-enjoying, banana-bread-baking enthusiasts of bygone pastimes. And as wonderful as these practices have been for our mental health, this newfound lifestyle can leave us feeling deprived of glamour and self-expression by way of fashion (beyond the Kids Kids My vp looks like me Toddler Shirt in other words I will buy this confines of an Instagram post, that is). There is no question that dressing up every now and then makes us feel good, but it can sometimes seem silly to thoughtfully plan a head-to-toe look when there’s nowhere to go, no one new to see.