Canvas is a tricky textile. It’s perfect for summer because it’s lightweight and breathable, which can matter even in accessories when it’s so hot out that the idea of having anything heavy or warm touching your body is too much to bear.
Here’s Lady Gaga, arriving at her father’s restaurant, Joanne Trattoria, in NYC, carrying a vintage Hermes Kelly Bag that has been…well loved. Gaga has a history of carrying altered, or, depending on your perspective, “defaced,” Hermes bags, so it’s not a stretch to think that she likes the half-destroyed look of this one.
Russian supermodel (and repeat Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl) Irina Shayk was recently spotted hanging out with a couple of friends in Soho. She’s carrying a bright, cobalt blue Hermes Birkin, of course. It’s surprising to see Irina in the city when her boyfriend, Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, is currently playing for his home country of Portugal in the World Cup.
Here’s Kourtney Kardashian, preparing to get on a flight to Paris at LAX with her kiddos Mason and Penelope. (Or maybe it was a flight to Florence? Frankly, we’ve all been down the “Kim Kardashian’s wedding” rabbit hole before, and it’s hard to care.) Kourtney is carrying a black Hermes Birkin, natch.
Any young fame-seeker worth his Twitter followers knows that if something works once, it’ll probably work again. With that in mind, erstwhile Birkin (“Birkin”) destroyer and photographer Tyler Shields is back and making more waves with his lofty, arty thoughts on consumerism via more photos of an Hermes (maybe) handbag in a compromising position.
Here’s Kim Kardashian, navigating her way through LAX amid an enormous mob of paparazzi, carrying her extremely rare Hermes So Black Birkin, and we’ve seen her carrying this coveted Birkin before. Kim is quite the collector of exotic Birkins, in fact, it could easily be argued that she’s one of the most prolific Birkin collectors, because she has both the wealth and the high profile necessary to gain access to the really good stuff.