Bag to the Future

Bag to the Future

001239.jpgParis fashion house Hermes is introducing a, gasp, modified version of their storied and coveted Birkin bag this Spring. This is the bag that got the gossip sheets all a-twitter when Martha appeared in court with one during her ImClone trial. (Who knew Martha was so wealthy? The shock!) It’s the bag that led to a heated contretemps between Samantha and Lucy Liu on Sex and The City. From Wallpaper Magazine’s Web site where I found this exciting bit of news:

Hermes helmsman Jean Paul Gaultier has redesigned the Birkin bag for spring/summer. This is no small innovation, given that the original is in such demand that there is a wait to get on the waiting list. But JPG’s changes work – now you can actually get the bag over your shoulder.

bustier.jpgI can hardly parse those two sentences! JPG, he who outfitted Madonna in cone bras – now designing for the venerable house of Hermes? The innovation of a $7,500 shoulder bag being that it now goes over one’s shoulder? (Though I should know by now that expensive bags often boast many practical features.)

Regardless, I feel it’s important that I am able to evaluate these innovations first hand. JPG, please email me at jen AT unbeige DOT com and I’ll give you address to send my new Birkin to.