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FYI: You Can Now Pre-Order Lady Gaga’s Favorite Celine Bag

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Lady Gaga holds a Celine 16 bag. Image courtesy of Celine

After months of waiting, fashion fans now know what Hedi Slimane’s Celine looks like. But long before his September fashion show, Slimane gave a first hint via a bag that was spotted dangling on the arm of none other than Lady Gaga. Gaga was seen carrying the ladylike style as she left her A Star Is Born co-star Bradley Cooper’s apartment in Paris. She paired the piece with an Azzedine Alaïa leather trench coat and spiked heels for a ladylike look with a dramatic touch.

Of course, the true test of a good handbag is how many different outfits you can pair it with. Given the sightings in France and Italy, Gaga is proving that Slimane’s new bag is certainly versatile. The piece provided the right contrast to her neon orange House of CB bandage dress as she posed on the rooftops of Paris for a recent Instagram post. It was also the ideal match for the slinky black Jonathan Simkhai resort cocktail dress she chose for her trip to the Venice Film Festival, balancing on the edge of her water taxi as she cruised into Palazzo del Cinema di Venezia earlier this year.

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The black structured satchel with gold hardware seems worlds away from Celine’s classic handbags — consider the ubiquitous Phantom tote or Box bag, both wildly popular under Phoebe Philo — but right in line with the rock star glamour Slimane is known for. Monogrammed with the initials L.G. and calling to mind a vintage purses of the 1950s, the bag represents an interesting merger of past and present.

One thing is certain: There’s no better way to launch a new product than on the back of the famous. With Beyoncé introducing the world to Riccardo Tisci’s first Burberry collection, Rihanna wearing fashions before they hit the runway, and Kim Kardashian serving as a living-breathing advertisement for Yeezy, celebrities are—for better or worse—the new billboards. What’s more: Gaga’s favorite bag has just gone on pre-sale on Celine’s revamped e-commerce site.

Now Read: Meet The Style Duo Who Dress the Inimitable Lady Gaga

This article first appeared on Vogue.com

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