Penis Earrings Latest Fashion by Saint Laurent

Published November 8th, 2018 - 02:14 GMT
YSL made some points with these penis earrings (Twitter)
YSL made some points with these penis earrings (Twitter)

Saint Laurent has released a new line of jewellery that includes a pair of dangly penis earrings and a matching necklace.

The aptly named Dangle earrings retail for £215  ($282) , and are embossed with the name of the fashion house running along the back.

The matching golden pendant necklace is selling for £520 ($683) and has the iconic logo hanging from the clasp instead.

Made of gold brass, the penis jewellery is the latest in a trend which has seen designer brands releasing a number of x-rated items based on genitalia.

Anthony Vaccarello is the creative director of Saint Laurent, having taken over from Hedi Slimane, who is now at the helm of Celine.

Twitter users are loving the controversial design, with one asking: 'Were [sic] do i get the ysl penis earrings and necklace i WANT RHEM [sic].

'Another shared a snap of the earrings with the caption: 'Fashion has gone the right way.'

One individual added: '@YSL made some points with these penis earrings.'

Unfortunately fans may be left disappointed as neither item is currently available on the website, and only the necklace can be found in UK stores.

 

Fendi made the headlines last month after their 'Touch of Fur' scarf was renamed as 'Vulva Scarf' after Twitter users noticed the item's unlikely resemblance to a vagina.

One woman on Twitter posted: 'Is there a woman (or person) alive who wants to walk around with a hairy vagina scarf around their neck?'

Despite the horror online, the £750 scarf sold out on the Fendi website after just a few hours.

Brit designer Vivienne Westwood has also jumped on the bandwagon, releasing a logo-laden penis ear stud that sold out on every website it was available on.

And last year Tom Ford released a penis necklace that received criticism from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.

The controversial Catholic League considered the piece offensive as the pendant appeared to be in the shape of a cross.

Bill Donahue, the Catholic League's president and CEO said: 'A designer gets a little too cute with my religion at Christmastime, and uses sexual imagery to make a quick buck off of it.

'Sounds like someone who is not exactly Catholic-friendly, and has some sexual hang-ups as well.'

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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