Every few weeks, the celeb bag trend cycle resets itself, and everyone starts falling back on classic handbags from Hermès, Prada and the like. The hot new bags are still represented here (hello, Chloé Faye!), as are some increasingly popular designer clutch picks for the red carpet, but the big name brands definitely have the majority in this week’s first celebrity bag roundup.
Celebrity Style and Fashion
A few months ago, Dior announced that Rihanna would be the brand’s newest face, and the brand’s first black campaign star of all time. Yesterday, the first images from the pop superstar’s campaign hit the Internet, and they’re gorgeous.
Rihanna’s campaign is for the new Christian Dior Diorama Bag, and the images, shot by Steven Klein, are centered around a secret garden theme.
Our metaphorical cup runneth over with celebrity handbags. We’re still sorting through pics from the hours preceding the Met Ball, and people’s pre-Ball handbags were sometimes more interesting than what they wore later that evening. And yes, you’re right, the Met Ball was last week, but there was so much to look at that we thought a tour through the pre-party looks we missed might be in order, plus some top-notch celebrity looks from the past few days.
I’m only exaggerating a little. There are technically no children in this celeb roundup (wherefore art thou, Kiernan Shipka?), but Hermès is the undisputed favorite this week. Everyone who wasn’t at the Met Ball was apparently on their way home from Morocco following David Beckham’s lavish, three-day 40th birthday celebration last week.
The powers of the paparazzi are myriad. They have a strange ability to transform a “normal” person into an instant celebrity via their unwanted attention. (It’s happening again this week to the sister of someone you already know and love.) They can always recognize Lady Gaga in all of her various disguises.
You’ve likely seen plenty of coverage of the dresses stars wore on the red carpet at last night’s Chine-themed Met Ball, but now, we’re here to do what we do best: look at bags. Sometimes formal events don’t yield a great selection of accessories, but last night’s clutch choices could scarcely have been better.