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Hermès Birkin bags cut up to make Birkenstock sandals

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It’s a Birkin-shock — call the fashion police!

Hermès Birkin bags, which start at $40,000 a pop and can run as high as $500,000, are being cut up and turned into Birkenstock sandals, thanks to the same company behind the holy water-filled Jesus Shoes.

Called Birkinstocks, the sandals are made from genuine Birkin bags that are then destroyed and hand-crafted, as seen in a manufacturing process video on the brand’s site, into Birks — a favorite of fugly footwear enthusiasts and “Soho Karen” alike.

But these aren’t your average hippie-flops. The Birkinstocks from Brooklyn-based product design company MSCHF range in price from $34,000 to $76,000, and come in a box similar to the French luxury goods’ iconic orange packaging.

The limited-edition shoes became available to purchase by request only on Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. Already, the upcycled footwear reportedly has a celebrity following: Rapper Future and singer Kehlani both have already bought pairs, according to the company, as well as “multiple billionaire art collectors” — though MSCHF stayed mum on the identities of these mystery buyers.

MSCHF — which became famous for Nike sneakers full of actual holy water in 2019 — got the idea to shred up the notoriously hard-to-get, coveted bags and turn the oft-sought-for luxury into a Franken-shoe spawn thanks to a gag from co-founder Daniel Greenberg.

“For a while, there was this joke going around the office,” Greenberg told The Post. “My crunchy cousin Jimbo stepped on my rich aunt’s Birkin bag in his dirty Birkenstocks, and for whatever reason, that led me to pitch doing Birkinstocks as a drop.”

Hermès Birkin bags, which start at $40,000 a pop, are being cut up and turned into Birkenstock sandals, thanks to the same company behind Jesus Shoes.
Hermès Birkin bags, which start at $40,000 a pop, are being cut up and turned into Birkenstock sandals, thanks to the same company behind Jesus Shoes.
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Fully customized to order, there are several colors to choose from, including red, made from a $48,000 Hermès Porosus Birkin 35 bag; black harvested from a $19,500 Clemence Birkin 35; white sandals pulled from a destroyed $31,000 Porosus Birkin 35 Bag; and another black option from an Ostrich Birkin 35 bag worth $24,000.

While the idea of tearing apart a Birkin might make some shudder, MSCHF said it takes great care in the bespoke designs. All crafted by hand in the US, the process begins with an individual Birkin, which is then disassembled, flattened and cut before the luxe leather is adorned with the golden “Birkinstock” appliqué and paired with an actual Birkenstock cork footbed and rubber sole.

Don’t call it a collab, though. MSCHF insists it’s more of a “transubstantiation” than a collaboration.

“Historically we make luxury objects out of inherently valuable materials,” the company said. “We can look to the Birkin bag itself as the new luxury raw material par excellence. Birkinstocks, though, are no collaboration; perhaps we might more properly call them a transubstantiation.”

The “Birkinstocks” from Brooklyn-based product design company MSCHF range in price from $34,000 to $76,000.

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The sandals are made from genuine Hermès Birkin bags, which start at $40,000 a pop and can run up to $500,000.

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Fully customized to order, there are several colors to choose from including red, made from a $48,000 Hermès Porosus Birkin 35 Bag.

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The black sandals are harvested from a $19,500 Clemence Birkin 35.

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The white pair are pulled from a destroyed $31,000 Porosus Birkin 35 Bag.

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There’s also another black option from an Ostrich Birkin 35 bag worth $24,000.

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Already, the upcycled footwear has a celebrity following. Rapper Future and singer Kehlani both have already bought pairs, according to the company.

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Suit Supply ad that looks like an orgy causes Twitter frenzy

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Now, this is not “suitable” for work clothes!

Super sexy models swapping spit in a lusty menswear ad are making social media do a spit take over a company’s tongue-in-cheek ad.

Just short of stripping down to their birthday suits, well-groomed hotties posing for Suitsupply’s latest promotional campaign are kissing, licking and groping each other and calling it “The New Normal.” At least 10 scantily clad men and women are intertwined in an orgy-like lovemaking scene in the NSFW promo spread that was released Friday. 

The campaign’s title and imagery are likely symbols of hope for a future with less social distancing since the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is underway. 

Glistening wet tongues, dripping saliva and bulging crotches steal the show, rendering Suitsupply’s newest threads nearly invisible in the photos. However, each shot does feature at least one man dressed in the fashion brand’s suit, sucking face with a near-nude woman. 

Unsurprisingly, Twitter is cyber-spanking Suitsupply, comically criticizing the clothing pushers for pushing their “new normal” views of marketing onto the socially distancing public. 

“I’m working from bed and really and truly just pulled the covers over my head. Too close in a pandemic!!!!!!!!!!!,” one cringing critic tweeted. 

“I ain’t uptight, but the suitsupply ads gross me out,” a sickened social-media messenger wrote. 

“I see the world is once again ready for Suitsupply’s incredibly inappropriately horny ads!” another finger-wagger typed. 

So far, Suitsupply has not made a public statement regarding its controversial campaign. Although the provocative photos went viral, only time will tell what the snaps do for their sales.

But if watching folks tongue each other down with drool dripping off their chins doesn’t bother you, then by all means, suit yourself.

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Where to buy Beyonce’s ‘Icy Park’ Adidas x Ivy Park designs

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Beyoncé's latest Adidas x Ivy Park collection, dubbed "Icy Park," will become available to buy on Friday, February 19.

Beyoncé is ready to make it icy.

The superstar, 39, launches her latest Adidas x Ivy Park collection, called “Icy Park,” today at 4 p.m. ET on adidas.com and ivypark.com.

The third collaboration between the “Hold Up” singer and the sportswear brand features wintery designs including parkas, faux fur jackets, moon boots and beanies as well as latex separates and tracksuits.

Gender-fluid silhouettes range from sexy and body-hugging to easy and oversized, and everything’s available in sizes XS to 4XL.

Beyoncé has already tapped plenty of famous friends to model her designs, including Hailey Baldwin, Gucci Mane and her 9-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.

She also gifted items from the new collection to celebrity friends including Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Laverne Cox, DeRay Mckesson, Ciara and more.

If you’re unable to score a piece of the Icy Park collection online today, the line will also be available at select Adidas stores starting at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 20, as well as at Finish Line, ASOS, Nordstrom and other retailers.

If all else fails, fans can pay a premium on resale site StockX to claim their goods before the ice melts.

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Kylie Jenner revives upside-down ‘underboob’ bikini craze

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Kylie Jenner revives upside-down 'underboob' bikini craze

Boobs! There it is. Boobs! There it is. 

Now here’s a titillating trend that’ll surely turn those wintertime frowns upside down. 

Thy cups will runneth over with underboob this summer thanks to the revival of the “upside-down bikini” craze that’s got the internet howling for haltered hooters. 

Kylie Jenner and her K-clique kin seem to be responsible for resurrecting the sexy swimwear style that has her and sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner baring more breasts. 

The topsy-turvy bikini top trend was first made popular by Italian influencer Valentina Fradegrada in 2018 — the same year it was declared the “worst thing on Instagram.”  But The Post called it early — predicting its pending return to trendy status in summer 2020.

Turning the traditional way to wear a two-piece on its head, the upside-down bikini mania calls for a triangular top to be inverted so that the ruching of the bathing suit — which is usually found underneath the bustline — sits atop the breasts. 

Kylie, 23, stopped timeline traffic when she debuted some utterly bodacious underboob in an electric blue upside-down bikini top on Instagram Friday. 

But it was Kourtney, 41, who set the bottoms-up bikini top swag in motion this season when she fashionably flaunted her funbags on social media in late January. 

Kendall Jenner, 25, also got down with the upside-down design during a beach break in the Bahamas ahead of the pandemic last March. 

Surprisingly, while keeping up with the Kardashians and their fashion-forward flexing is usually all the rage, social media can’t seem to decide whether sporting an upturned bikini by the pool is super cool or just for fools. 

International influencers Tammy Hembrow, Natalya Wright and Ellie Brown have also embraced the flip-flopped look that now has fashion brands such as Sommer Swim, ASOS and PrettyLittleThing incorporating it into their 2021 spring/summer collections. 

Wanna knock their socks off by showing off your knockers like Kylie, Kourtney and Kendall? 

Pro tip: Turn your basic bikini top upside down.

Yes, the two-piece you bought at a bargain-basement price in October 2017. Run, go get it from the back of your dresser drawer right now. 

All you have to do is flip the bikini top so that the ruching is at the top of your breasts. The strings that you usually tie together around your back will now be tied together behind your neck, creating the halter effect. Tie the strings that would normally go around your neck behind your back.

And voilà, mammary glands to the moon!

Word to the wise: This saucy style might be cute for snapping sexy stills for Instagram, but the scantily-clad trend doesn’t offer much in the way of support or long-term coverage. 

So, underboob responsibly, friends.   

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