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People Have Questions About Vetements-Levis' Butt-Revealing Jeans

04/17/2017 10:29 EDT | Updated 04/17/2017 10:29 EDT

Alexander McQueen's bumsters have nothing on these butt-revealing jeans.

Last week, hip Parisian fashion brand Vetements took to their Instagram to reveal a new collaboration with Levi's — a denim collection that's, well, quite unusual.

The #VetementsxLevis jeans feature zippers in not your typical spots, including down the backs of the legs and right down the centre of the butt.

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And here's what denim shorts look like with the zipper zipped all the way up.

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And one more shot of the jeans partially unzipped:

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Naturally, people had some questions about this racy denim line.

One Instagram user joked, "Butt why?" while another asked, "This is a joke right?" One person was so outraged, they wrote in all caps "WHY WOULD SOMEONE MAKE THIS??"

More than a few people thought the jeans were "disgusting," with one Instagram user commenting, "Anyone that would wear something so disgusting has no mind of their own nor do they have any respect for themselves!!!"

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But others were quick to defend the jeans, calling them avant-garde and obviously not for everyone.

One Instagram user wrote, "Vetements is a 'anti fashion' fashion brand that's why they make things that people think are weird," and another one directed their comment to the haters, writing, "Why is everyone so heated about this? You don't have to wear them unzipped all the way..."

Vetements is already known for their unusual designs and is a hit among celebrities (Kendall Jenner, Rihanna and Celine Dion have been photographed wearing their favourite Vetements duds).

The French label is also known for being very expensive; a pair of jeans will cost you a whopping $2,000 and a button down will set you back $1,000.

As for why these everyday clothes are so pricey? According to CEO Guram Gvasalia, there are "a few reasons."

In an interview with journalist Sarah Mower, Gvasalia explained:

"One [reason] is that we work with amazing factories. These factories are not cheap. Another thing is the fabric. For example, the hoodies Demna [Vetements creative director] likes to use molton cotton that is very heavy. It is almost 480g compared to the usual 240g. The price of creating this heavy cotton is double the price of creating a regular one. For the normal ones you can go up to 1.5m, but for the oversized pieces it can go up to 3 or 4.5m of fabric. It all comes together with the shipping costs."

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"It is nicer when people save up," he continued. "They can buy this one piece that they cherish for a longer time, rather than spending money on clothes every week that they throw away afterwards. The whole idea is to limit the production, having less pieces and making sure that people who buy these pieces can cherish it for a longer time. It’s moving away from this idea of fashion fashion, to this idea of slow fashion."

Tell us: would you wear these Vetements bare butt jeans?