For as long as most of us can remember (well, at least since she distanced herself from Pop music), Victoria Beckham has gained more column inches about her Hermes Birkin collection than her designing skills or indeed her gorgeous husband.
According to a Daily Mail article published in late 2009 our Vic has a collection of over 100 Birkins estimated at over £1.5 million pounds
The bag was designed in 1984 by French fashion house Hermès and named after the actress Jane Birkin. It was allegedly created after the company’s CEO Jean Louis Dumas sat next to the actress on a Paris to London flight. However it is now seen as a fashion classic and coveted around the globe – the basic model starts at “just” £4,200.
Not one to settle for “basic”, Victoria it seems is forever photographed with her expanding collection of luxurious Birkins with the pink ostrich skin probably being the most famous but nowhere near the most expensive! Her glossy black crocodile comes in at a close second but her ultimate is the ‘Silver Himalayan’ style, which, at £80,000, comes complete with three-carat diamond.
However at her recent show at New York Fashion Week where she showed her Spring 2011 collection (which got rave reviews btw!) she was overheard saying of her first handbag collection “A Beckham can replace your Birkin”.
Seen carrying her “Victoria” design recently – we’re sure she’s made the move!