The Mythical Hermès Birkin Bag could never have seen the light of day without a chance encounter… on a plane.
Designed by Jane Birkin herself
The Birkin bag comes from the meeting on a Paris-London flight in 1981, between Jane Birkin and Jean Louis Dumas, president of the Hermès house. On the plane, the singer and actress dropped the contents of her packed Hermès diary, which Jean-Louis Dumas then picked up. Jane Birkin then entrusts her with her problem as a young mother : she cannot find a handbag that is both practical and elegant, to store all her things and those of her daughter Charlotte. Amused, the president challenges her to design the ideal bag that he will create for her later. She begins to draw on the plane then following several meetings between the two collaborators, the bag is born and will bear the name of her muse. Without knowing it, the singer and actress has just created an iconic bag, whose success has not wavered since.
The first It bag
The Hermès Birkin bag is the first it bag bearing the name of a celebrity and which is truly created by this same personality. Each piece is uniquely handcrafted by the same craftsman who puts his signature on it. Elegant and practical, it is identified by its rectangular shape, measuring between 25 to 40 cm, generally made of leather. Quite spacious to meet Jane Birkin’s request. It is available in various patterns and colors to match your outfits and remain a fashion accessory despite its size. In this way, the success of the Birkin bag from Hermès becomes international and delights mothers. Obviously, we are talking about fashion and luxury bags, so it will take between 10,000 euros and 80,000 euros to enjoy it. The dazzling success of the legendary bag propelled it to the rank of icon of the Hermès house, in the same way as the silk square or the Kelly bag. Of rare quality, it is highly sought after and almost inaccessible. This object of desire is the delight of famous fashion fans with Victoria Beckham as best ambassador. We find it on the wrist of other insiders such as Victoria Beckham (she would have more than 100, for a collection estimated at more than 2 million dollars), Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian, Sienna Miller…