The Bag: g HERMÈS BIRKIN
Year: 1981. Hermès’ Chief Executive Jean-louis Dumas happened to be in a flight with ’70s star Jane Birkin and her overstuffed straw bag spilled out the contents while she was trying to place it in the overhead compartment. They got talking, and she mentioned how she hadn’t been able to find a decent leather bag. JeanLouis went back and worked on a bag stemming from an archival saddle bag design, giving rise to a handbag that could double up as a travel bag. He named it after Jane. Despite being free of any prominent
logos, the Birkin continues to be one of
the most recognised and sought-after bags, a favourite with practically every A-lister out there.
Hermés Birkin 30 Club bag with lizard touches