Hello lover. I knew it was only a matter of time before you would reappear. I've been waiting and watching for you to make a return. The original "it bag" by Fendi is celebrating 15 years already. Silvia Venturini's little creation launched a world wide love affair. Marking the occasion ~
6 styles are being re-released to coincide with a book: Fendi Baguette. Look for it in stores beginning this month. The tome features interviews and pictures of some 250 variations of the iconic bag.
I remember the insanity as each new bag came out. Like little works of art, I could never decide which I loved more. They were all so visually exciting. The materials: denim, raffia, python, wool. The embellishments: hand painting, hand beading, embroidery, mirror; it was dazzling!
The name baguette came from the way you were meant to hold it, under your arm like a loaf of french bread.I may need to add to my collection ~ This gives a whole new meaning to the term, carbo loading.
ph: Departures, Fashion Telegraph UK