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Daughter’s Got a Brand New Bag, and It’s Louis Vuitton

Upstaged: Marc Jacobs stole the limelight from David Beckham as the pair attended the Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton show during Paris Fashion Week on Thursday The only similarities between the pair were their rather similar goatee/ beards and the sleeve of tattoos on their arms. Whilst Beckham, 38, was smiling for the photographers, Marc was stern-faced and clearly very serious about his fashion decision. But David is no stranger to causing controversy himself with his fashion choices, and first launched his ‘fashion icon status’ when he and Victoria wore matching sarongs back in 1998. Dressed down day: Becks cut a casual appearance in his jeans, T-shirt and brown boots for the show Sporting pals: Becks posed up with Victor Cruz ahead of the show starting during fashion week He since made a number of outlandish fashion decisions such his and hers matching leather jackets with Victoria, a bandana, Louis Vuitton Outlet mohawk and double diamond earrings which have certainly got him noticed over the years. Also joining Beckham on the front row of the Louis Vuitton fashion show was American footballer, Victor Cruz, who adopted a similar style to the Paris Saint-Germain footballer.

Bag a bargain! Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton among 84 designer handbags up for online-only auction from 2pm TODAY

Top seller: Lot 33, the 2011 35cm amethyst matte crocodile Birkin bag has a whopping final sale estimate of up to £28,000

‘Hermes is known as the leading luxury handbag designer and it is unsurprising that the iconic Birkin and Kelly designs continue to thrive at auction,’ says Pat Frost, director of Christie’s fashion department. ‘Exquisite quality is at the heart of Hermes handbags and this sale offers the creme de la creme of Hermes designs with a number of timeless pieces and rare exotic leathers. ‘The online-only format of this sale follows hot on the heels of our successful Vintage Couture: Handbags, Luggage and Accessories sale in April this year. ‘This sale which runs for 10 days provides another extended opportunity for buyers around the world to purchase handbags and accessories by some of the greatest designers of all time.’ Handbag history: A lesson Hermes Kelly and Birkin bags continue to be highly sought-after and have become increasingly popular since they were first designed. Birkin bags were inspired by English actress and singer Jane Birkin in the 1980s. In a chance encounter with the former Hermes CEO on an airplane, the celebrity suggested the design for a weekend bag, which paved the way for the consistently popular Birkin bag. The Kelly bag was named after Grace Kelly, who in 1956 had just become Princess of Monaco and was seen carrying the original leather ‘Sac a depeche’ to hide her pregnancy. Photographs of the young starlet were sent all over the world, leading to the bag being known as the Kelly. Originally designed in 1935 the shape is a classic form which has gained worldwide acclaim. Actress Jane Birkin circa 1967 (left) and Coco Chanel (right) Chanel Chanel, ever practical, introduced a handbag suspended from thin straps in 1929, as an alternative to the clutch – freeing up the busy woman-about-towns hands for other things. When she returned from retirement in 1954, Chanel decided to update her handbag even further and called the bag 2.55 after the date of creation, February 1955.

Try harder next time, David! Casual Becks is upstaged by Marc Jacobs as designer wears a colourful trouser suit at Paris Fashion Week

Sporting pals: Becks posed up with Victor Cruz ahead of the show starting during fashion week

Delphine Arnaults task will be to give the brand a more exclusive aura, deemphasizing its ubiquitous monogrammed canvas bags and introducing costlier leather bags. In the short term, that could depress sales growth, as LVMH also has said it plans to open fewer Vuitton boutiques. Delphine is the eldest of Bernard Arnaults five children. For the past five years she has held the No. 2 job at Christian Dior Couture, also controlled by her father.


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