7 bags created in honor of famous women
There are legends in the world of accessories. Seasonal trends are changing, and these things do not lose either in status or in price. For example, these are the bags, created and named in honor of famous women of the past and present, - bags for which more than one generation of fashionistas goes crazy. Seven of the most famous "nominal" accessories and their story in front of you.
Hermes Kelly Bag
In the 1930s, Hermes house designer Robert Dumas created a handbag made of calfskin, trapezoidal in shape, with a rigid frame, a handle and a long strap. White or yellow gold was used for the key lock. Each bag is still made by hand, requiring 18-25 hours of work by craftsmen.
In 1954, Hitchcock’s costume film “To Catch a Thief” Edith Head ordered several Hermes accessories for the heroine Grace Kelly, including a bag. The actress loved this thing so much that she replenished her personal collection with six such bags of various colors at once. With one of these fashionable "helpers" in 1956, Grace, while already married to Prince of Monaco Rainier III, was noticed by the paparazzi.With an involuntary gesture, the princess covered her stomach with her bag because she was waiting for the first child. The picture instantly flew around the world and made the accessory cult. Hermes House called the bag the name of the star - Kelly.
Hermes Birkin bag
British singer and actress Jane Birkin was twice noted in the history of accessories. Firstly, it was she who introduced the fashion to wear a wicker basket instead of a bag (the trend, which is relevant again!). Secondly, it is in honor of her created one of the most status-based models of bags.
In 1983, during a flight from Paris to London, Jane was in the passenger seat next to Jean-Louis Dumas, head of the house Hermes and the son of the very Robert Dumas, who created the bag Kelly. Gesturing, the actress dropped her purse, and all its contents were on the floor. Birkin complained that he could not find his perfect bag: comfortable, beautiful and spacious, with a sufficient number of compartments and pockets. Dumas suggested a neighbor to draw a sketch of such an accessory together, and then he gave the sketches to the designers. In 1984, the Birkin bag went on sale, and first, with home delivery, Jane received a personalized accessory. Birkin and Kelly are similar in appearance, but the “younger sister” has bigger sizes (as a rule), is softer than the frame,there is no shoulder strap and there is a recognizable decorative leather lining with two notches at the base of one of the handles.
To make a cult thing you need 48 hours of manual work. The price of the "usual" bag varies from 8 to 12 thousand dollars, exclusive copies are extremely expensive. So, in 2017, at Christie’s auction, the Hermes Himalaya Birkin model, made of leather from the Nile albino crocodile, with white gold fittings and 245 diamonds, was sold for $ 379,261 dollars.
Gucci Jackie Bag
In the 1950s, the Gucci house created a Constance trapezoidal bag with a strap clasp in the center and contrasting inserts at the corners and at the base of the handles, which could be worn on the shoulder or on the elbow. In the 1960s, not one, but several such bags at once appeared in Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis's wardrobe, and the accessory became incredibly popular. He was given a new name - Jackie. Pet Jacqueline was a bag of leather of the highest quality and denim with jacquard pattern in the form of a double letter G. Today, such a model on the official website of the fashion house sold for 1,290 euros. For each copy of the bag and now leaves 7-13 hours of manual work. A vintage version of Jackie is kept among other important exhibits at the Gucci Museum in Florence.
Lady Dior Bag
In September 1995, the first lady of France, Bernadette Chirac, presented Lady Diane with a black Dior bag with a classic design - made of quilted lamb skin, handmade, rectangular in shape, with semicircular rigid handles and D, I, O letter R. the designers of the fashion house ... at the chairs from Napoleon III Palace, and accessories with such décor were demonstrated at the very first Dior show in 1947.
The gift was so liked by the Princess of Wales that she almost never parted with him. Of course, Lady Dee's favorite bag attracted everyone’s attention and became the object of fashionable lust. House Dior, flattered by the choice of the queen of hearts, added in her honor to the name of the accessory the word Lady. The estimated cost of a bag from the collections of 2017–2018 is $ 3,495.
Bag Luella Bartley x Mulberry Gisele
At the fashion show of the Luella Bartley collection of fall-winter 2002, Gisele Bundchen came out with a personalized accessory - a bag created in her honor. The accessory “born” thanks to the collaboration of the brands Luella Bartley and Mulberry, is decorated with a “belt” of two pairs of parallel and perpendicular straps and a key ring in the form of a pair of hearts. Designer Luella Bartley, talking to the press, said that her work was inspired by British music and ... equestrian sport.Spacious and stylish bag loved by many, including such star women of fashion as Kate Moss, Reese Witherspoon, Sienna Miller, Keira Knightley, Kylie Minogue. Accessory price - £ 395.
Mulberry Alexa Bag
Once, Mulberry creative director Emma Hill saw a picture of British it-girl Alexa Chang with a vintage men's briefcase Elkington in a magazine. And I decided to create for the girl a personal accessory in a similar style, but, we quote, “with London chic”. Conceived - done: in January 2010, Miss Chang appeared in public with a personalized bag, spacious and elegant. Alex has several such bags: from the big ones - the classic black and brown, as well as the spectacular “girlfriend” with a leopard print, from the miniature ones - cherry and beige. You can wear them both in your arms and over your shoulder. The cost of a calfskin accessory on the brand's website varies from 1,150 to 1,795 dollars depending on the size.
Mulberry Del Rey Bag
And again Mulberry, and again Emma Hill as a designer, only the muse is different. According to Emma, she came up with a bag-bag for the singer Lana del Rey, to perpetuate her special sense of style, which harmoniously combines the glamor of the “golden” Hollywood and modern fashion trends.Lana did not remain in debt and said that the bag, spacious, elegant, comfortable, without too much decoration, she really likes and that it is a great honor for her to be so marked by the eminent brand. Bags went on sale in May 2012, and models in brown were the best-selling models. Approximate price of the accessory is 1 500 dollars.
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