Hey, Quick Question: What Is Going on at Balenciaga? [Updated]

Welcome to our column, “Hey, Quick Question,” where we investigate seemingly random happenings in the fashion and beauty industries.

Over the past few weeks, Balenciaga has released two campaigns that spurred online controversy, faced accusations of child abuse, trended on Twitter (not in a good way), filed a lawsuit and issued a multitude of statements. So… what happened? The answer is long and a little bit complicated, but we’re breaking down the timeline of the luxury fashion house’s latest scandal.