The stretch backlash gained momentum in 2015 when streetwear label Vetements, designed by Demna Gvasalia, repurposed vintage Levi’s, said Barneys fashion director Marina Larroudé. “Fashion insiders were getting old 501s tailored for a long time, but Gvasalia brought [reworked Levi’s] to a wider audience,” she said. Despite a four-figure price tag, Vetements’ pure cotton jeans—pieced together from various vintage pairs—were a hit.
But $850.00 for a pair of jeans from Dior? Give me a break! As a matter of fact, give me a $50.00 pair of Levi’s 501 jeans and I’ll make it work for 10 years.