Paris 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.
I 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.