In this case, it’s the latter. Specifically, Demna is directing Balenciaga’s far-reaching fanbase and his own personal supporters to provide funds for Ukrainian refugees.
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But every dime of money raised will go towards the folks afflicted by Vladimir Putin’s ignominious war, so this one’s worth it.
United 24, by the way, is a charitable project overseen by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that’s bringing Demna onboard as an ambassador to coincide with this release. If the Balenciaga T-shirt isn’t to your taste, it provides plenty of other fundraising options.
Demna, himself a refugee of war-torn Georgia, explored Russia’s invasion of his home country in
Therein, he mused upon the intersection of militaria and war-inflicted strife, nattily intertwining his upbringing with the progressive designs that made Vetements an enfant terrible a half-decade ago. Now, the aesthetic that Demna perfected at Balenciaga is everywhere.
Neither Demna’s brother,
President Zelensky was recently the subject of performative in America.
Conservative pundits pantomimed exaggerated outrage over a