Balenciaga: Return of the Jedi

I’ve been publishing images of various fashion phenomena on my Facebook for a while now. However THIS created such a great disturbance in The Force that I thought it worth of sharing on blog too. Behold, Star Wars fans!

Balenciaga, fashion trend 2012, star wars, hat

I understand the fashion world is obsessed over hats. I also understand it is difficult to come up with something new every season. We have already witnessed Anna Sui cat hats, Thakoon’s bi-colored hats, Miu Miu’s turbans… but Balenciaga?! “Nicolas! Nicolas, don’t — it’s a trap! It’s a trap!” Too late… he is on the dark side now. You can’t trick us by wearing clashing prints instead of traditional black cape either. We know WHO you are – Darth Vader!

In fact, I think Star Wars would benefit from re-making the scene where the Dark Lord revealed his face. Seriously, who cares about some wrinkled white-faced guy with exaggerated under eye dark circles? Show us his legs! That would be a real controversy.

Balenciaga, fashion trend 2012, star wars, hat, darth vader

May the Force be with you this Sunday, dear reader…

Images used to prove the case (i.e. to make these collages): and google. Collages are property of, make sure to ask before using them.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


Comments 31


Thank you for taking time to leave a comment! However, the comments section has been playing up recently. It's only working if you leave your name & email. Thanks for understanding, Maria xx

  1. The Dainty Doll's House December 11, 2011

    Hahaha..I love it!! How cool is that!?! Sheer brilliance!! I want one of those :)))) Hope you are keeping well doll & having a great weekend :) xx

  2. Englishvers December 11, 2011

    I adore hats too. Think I’ll be wearing a Jedi;-)
    Warmly hope you are in good form this December my locely.xx

  3. Maiken December 11, 2011

    I’ve never liked Star Wars but your post was so interesting to read! and those shoes in the second photo are the fiercest!

    Maikeni blogi – part of me

  4. Antonia-Ivana December 11, 2011

    awesome haha!

  5. Megan December 11, 2011

    I love Star Wars, brilliant post!

  6. Tereza December 11, 2011

    Those hats are really interesting.

  7. Chyrel Gomez December 11, 2011

    reminds me so much of my hair now. haha!

  8. Dawn {The Alternative Wife} December 12, 2011

    This is awesome! And oh so true :)

  9. Catherine *The Spring* December 12, 2011

    Ha! Yes, I think I’ll be giving this one a miss too… although I used to have the most sublime cashmere double breasted full length coat with a whopping great hood that did look a little Obi Wan Kenobi in the right light… So maybe what I’m saying is that Starwars can sometimes work?

    x Catherine

  10. Carlie December 12, 2011

    Great post, definitely something different to wear, that is for sure.

  11. Christina @ Hair Romance December 12, 2011

    hahaha too funny x

  12. Johanna December 12, 2011

    Haha, how fun is that! :D xoxo

  13. MizzJ December 14, 2011

    hahahah well, you have to give him cred for trying to make Darth Vader a trend!

  14. steph December 14, 2011

    haha this is great! somehow combining two things i love doesn’t quite do it for me. found you on ifb links page — new follower! x

  15. […] Crashing Red: Balenciaga: Return of Jedi! […]

  16. Denimology December 16, 2011

    LINKS À LA MODE: Cool Weather Brings Haute Fashion…

    Cooler weather has made it’s way in and it leaves me feeling a definitive need to dress up lavishly. Some girls have been frocked fancifully for the entire month of Dressember. I think it’s important to make the effort……

  17. A December 16, 2011

    I’ve personally always thought Darth Vader is the best-dressed of all the characters. I mean, black is such a classic!

  18. The Foolish Aesthete December 16, 2011

    Hilarious! I’m a Star Wars fan (the original trilogy, not the more recent ones). Darth would have completely destroyed the runways, seeing his helmet likenesses on it!

  19. Pretty Quirky Pants December 16, 2011

    LOL! That’s really funny!
    I suppose it’s like capes – sci-fi, fantasy, superheroes and villains ^_^


  20. […] Crashing Red: Balenciaga: Return of Jedi! […]

  21. […] Crashing Red: Balenciaga: Return of Jedi! […]

  22. WSM December 18, 2011

    Hahaha this made me laugh out loud! – WSM.

  23. […] Crashing Red: Balenciaga: Return of Jedi! […]

  24. Dana December 19, 2011

    Haha so funny…thanks for sharing!

  25. […] Crashing Red: Balenciaga: Return of Jedi! […]

  26. The Tiny Closet December 20, 2011

    This is hilarious! Wonderful read and I actually love the hat and shoes!

  27. Fashion Abecedaire December 22, 2011

    As a fan of both Balenciaga and Star Wars, I loved this post. Great comparison.

  28. Links á la Mode January 5, 2012

    […] Crashing Red: Balenciaga: Return of Jedi! […]

  29. Kraft Sabine February 19, 2013

    Since Balenciaga had all his inspiration from the outfits of the fisherman in the village in Spain, where he came from, the question is: did Darth Vader like fishing?

  30. […] Fuzzy: DIY studded denim jacket Crashing Red: Balenciaga: Return of Jedi! Denimology: Pay It Forward With A Molly Bear […]