Birkin Kelly Gisele Daphne Coppola and Del Rey. We all are familiar with The Birkin and The Kelly but did you know about the Gisele or the Daphne, we at Mimi Berlin sure didn’t and we found out why.
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Kelly Bag / Grace Kelly / Hermes 1935
The beginning of the Kelly bag design as we know it now started in the 1930s. In 1954, Hitchcock allowed the costume designer Edith Head to purchase Hermès accessories for the film To Catch a Thief, starring Grace Kelly. According to Head, Kelly “fell in love” with the bag. Within months of her 1956 marriage to Prince Rainier III, the pregnant Princess of Monaco was photographed using the handbag to shield her growing belly from the paparazzi. That photograph was featured in the Life magazine. The bag was officially named Kelly Bag in 1977 (via)
Birkin Bag / Jane Birkin / Hermes 1981
This bag is the most famous in the fashion world. The legend behind the creation of it is known to everyone. In 1981, Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas was seated next to Jane Birkin, a singer and actress, on a flight from Paris to London. She had just placed her straw bag in the overhead compartment of her seat, but the contents fell to the ground, leaving her to scramble to replace the contents. The woman complained to Dumas that she wasn’t able to find a roomy but elegant bag she liked. And already in 1984, a black supple leather bag was designed for her. Birkin has been using the bag for herself since then.
Gisele Bag / Gisele Bundchen / Luella 2002
In 2002 when the Luella brand was on the verge of bankruptcy Gisele was asked to carry the new bag named in her honor on the runway. Soon after the show the bag started selling very well. The Gisele Bag by Luella literally saved the company but is hard to find nowadays, it hasn’t become a real classic, and we at Mimi berlin predict it won’t be (read more at millionlooks)
SC Bag / Sofia Coppola / Louis Vuitton 2009
In 2009, Sofia Coppola arrived at the historic Louis Vuitton ateliers in Asnières, near Paris to design her very own bag. A close friend of Marc Jacobs, then Creative Director at Louis Vuitton, the movie director wanted a bag for a women who “is always on the go and has things to do, something between the Speedy and the Keepall“. And so the Sofia Coppola came into being, and was later marketed worldwide. The Coppola is an ideally sized bowling bag, with clean lines and a timeless design – it’s a travel bag for everyday city life, and has fast become one of the French brand’s most recognizable products. (via vogue.fr)
The Daphne Bag / Daphne Groeneveld / Jason Wu 2012
Jason Wu met Daphne Groeneveld when she first arrived in New York and just fell in love with her. Daphne’s striking, classic with a twist look reminded him of this bag and he decided to name it after her. ” I created the Daphne in her likeness, casting a modern spin on a 1940s frame bag by lending it softer structure and a more relaxed look. Well, that doesn’t sound very inspiring does it? The Daphne bag won’t stand the test of time like the Birkin or the Kelly have done. Ms Groeneveld doesn’t wear this bag in public, we could’t find any pics except for the one above. (via neimanmarcus)
The Del Rey / Lana Del Rey / Mulberry 2013
The Del Rey has a timeless style and sensibility that evokes thoughts of both retro and modern luxury. Inspired by the nostalgic style of singer Lana Del Rey it exudes simple, refined elegance and an understated, common-sense practicality. The shape implies a structured smartness but in reality celebrates the tactile quality of buttersoft leather. Ms Del Rey has been spotted wearing this bag many times! (via mulberry)