Dear Shaded Viewers,

Bella Hadid and Lina Zhang hold the new Balenciaga Crush Bag, a soft and pliable take on the brand’s signature hourglass shape. The Crush Bag was first seen on the Winter 22 runway as the models trekked through snow in a glass dome. A show I personally think I will never forget. Think in the future that snow might not even exist… The bag is made from supple leathers that are diagonally quilted, croc-embossed or shiny. The textures put emphasis on its tactility. The bag has the ability to collapse or expand with pressure, it is deconstructed and reflects the iconic Balenciaga silhouette, the Hourglass.

The Balenciaga Crush Bag is available in stores worldwide and on in black, optic white, sweet pink, vivid green, and metallic silver, in small, medium, or large sizes. It comes with either a chain, in silver or gold, that loops through grommets and can be doubled, or a single leather strap attached at each side.

Aya Nakamura, Inti Wang, Abdou Diop and Zuo Chen wear items from the Fall 22 collection, including Balenciaga Jewelry, Balenciaga Underwear, and shrunken, distressed, or deconstructed ready-to-wear.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.