Not So Plain Jane

Jane Birkin in all her glory.  No wonder Hermes named a handbag after her.  I will own one in this lifetime 😉

Cool story of how the Birkin came to be:

“She was also a style icon, and inextricably tied to her namesake, the Hermès Birkin bag. As the story goes, in 1981, while on a flight from Paris to London, Jean-Louis Dumas, an Hermès chief executive, was seated next to Jane, who had just stowed away her [now iconic] straw bag in the overhead compartment; however, the contents spilled, falling to the floor and scattering everywhere, causing the actress to complain to Dumas that it had been difficult to find a weekend bag that she like. Three years later, in 1984, Dumas created a black leather bag for her, and the Birkin was born . . .”

*Image and exert courtesy of ThisIsGlamorous.

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