The Pumpkin collection features drawn images of the Vogue creative director’s beloved cat Pumpkin. The cartoon kitty wears apparel from the Balenciaga vault on the line’s tote bag and pair of scarves.
Being bag lovers here, we’re most interested in the Pumpkin Papier Tote, a reimagining of Balenciaga’s popular Papier Tote. It’s crafted from canvas and leather and available in your choice of orange or ecru. It’s also super expensive at $1000.
We’re certainly balking at the price, despite its whimsical pattern and limited edition status. If you’re teetering, perhaps the collection’s charity component will tip you over the edge. One fifth of the proceeds from every sale will benefit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. It seems a strange choice of charity, as anything operating in the Hamptons probably isn’t hurting for a dollar, but I support the affluent area’s animals need rescuing too!
The Pumpkin tote and scarves will make their debut at Fashion’s Night Out, September 6, at Balenciaga’s Los Angeles and New York stores. New Yorkers are in for an extra treat, as Grace Coddington herself will appear at the Big Apple store between 6 and 9 pm on the big night. Do you think Pumpkin will call in too?
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