JUST when we all thought it was over: the "it" bag that everyone and their mothers' were breaking bank over. Hermès has done it again, this time with their "Shadow" Birkin bag, and THIS time reaching a lovely 5 figures instead of 4. This beauty retails at about $11,000 and I really don't know if I should congratulate or shake Jean Paul Gaultier and scream "What the fuck were you thinking?!"
"My idea was to work around the trompe l'oeil concept with the Birkin," Gaultier, the Hermès designer explained to Harper's Bazaar. "The flap, straps, and clochette seem to have been chiseled in the raw material, the result of unbelievable craftsmanship."
Okay fine, I guess a congrats is in order. Because this really is an unbelievable bag, even if it comes with an unbelievable price.
quote: Fashion Tribes