The wait is over. After staging a spectacular show in New York marking the Fendi Baguette‘s 25th anniversary, its celebratory collection arrives at boutiques on November 3.
The offering is made to be one for the books by unprecedented collaborations with designers and brands like Marc Jacobs, Kim Jones, Tiffany & Co., Porter, and Sarah Jessica Parker who famously wore the bag as Carrie Bradshaw in the hit show Sex And The City. Ranging from clothing to accessories, the collection features unique interpretations of the coveted piece first designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi in 1997, and the spirit and geography of New York—where the bag gained its cult favorite status. Marc Jacobs’ take on the collection saw ready-to-wear inspired by the “gritty New York cityscape” with pieces emblazoned with the brand’s monogram, ‘The Tote Bag’, and ‘Fendiroma’. Tiffany & Co. transformed the bag into glittering arm candies with precious white gold fastenings, sterling silver, diamonds, as well as the unmistakable Tiffany Blue.
For Parker, it only made sense that her rendition of the Baguette is inscribed by her famed quip from the series: “It’s not a bag, it’s a Baguette.” The exterior of the bag comes covered entirely in degradé sequins, and in a palette of purple, wasabi, baby pink, or soft blue, with four interchangeable buckles. As for Porter, the luggage brand has put a utilitarian spin on the bag with the Bum Baguette, which combines Japanese craftsmanship and functionality with its hard-wearing bonded nylon. Fendi’s own offering for the Baguette, designed by the artistic director of womenswear and couture Kim Jones, brings together mini and micro dimensions of the bag across the collection in the form of pockets on parkers, gloves, hats, and skirts.
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