Legendary bags created after iconic women

Keats had Fanny Brawne. Yeats had Maude Gonne. Andy Warhol had Bridgette Bardot. Great works have been inspired by beautiful women. The world of luxury is no different. Here are some cult bags inspired by real life women.
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The stunning Sofia Loren is one of cinema’s great beauties. She was the inspiration behind Ferragamo’s best selling hang bag named ‘Sophia’. Loren has been a long standing patron of Ferragamo with Salvatore having personally designed bespoke shoes for her among other things. The Sofia bag is elegant and timeless much like the star herself.

The stunning Sofia Loren is one of cinema’s great beauties. She was the inspiration behind Ferragamo’s best selling hang bag named ‘Sophia’. Loren has been a long standing patron of Ferragamo with Salvatore having personally designed bespoke shoes for her among other things. The Sofia bag is elegant and timeless much like the star herself.

The most sought after bag in the world has the most legendary back story. It was the result of a chance meeting between the gorgeous actress Jane Birkin & Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas on a flight. When her overstuffed straw bag fell Jane startled her co-passenger with a rant on dearth of good weekend bags little knowing who he was.  Mr Dumas interviewed her at length about what exactly she wanted and shortly after Jane received the first Birkin made in history and named after her!

The most sought after bag in the world has the most legendary back story. It was the result of a chance meeting between the gorgeous actress Jane Birkin & Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas on a flight. When her overstuffed straw bag fell Jane startled her co-passenger with a rant on dearth of good weekend bags little knowing who he was. Mr Dumas interviewed her at length about what exactly she wanted and shortly after Jane received the first Birkin made in history and named after her!

One of the biggest hits of the handbag world the Alexa was designed by Mulberry inspired by the unique style of the British icon Alexa Chung. The satchel was an instant hit with the fashion set and has achieved cult status over the years. Its popularity shows no sign of ebbing and in fact the bag is even considered to have turned around the flailing fortune of the luxury house Mulberry.

One of the biggest hits of the handbag world the Alexa was designed by Mulberry inspired by the unique style of the British icon Alexa Chung. The satchel was an instant hit with the fashion set and has achieved cult status over the years. Its popularity shows no sign of ebbing and in fact the bag is even considered to have turned around the flailing fortune of the luxury house Mulberry.

The latest offering from Mulberry is the range of bags launched in collaboration with and inspired by the hottest fashion personality of recent times- Cara Delevingne. She is internationally renowned for her unique style and much loved for her quirky spirit. The bags inspired by her are a blend of Mulberry’s British heritage and London cool. They have special pieces inspired by her unique tattoos & each bag also has the “Made in England” stamp at the bottom much like the stamp on Cara’s…

The latest offering from Mulberry is the range of bags launched in collaboration with and inspired by the hottest fashion personality of recent times- Cara Delevingne. She is internationally renowned for her unique style and much loved for her quirky spirit. The bags inspired by her are a blend of Mulberry’s British heritage and London cool. They have special pieces inspired by her unique tattoos & each bag also has the “Made in England” stamp at the bottom much like the stamp on Cara’s…

Created way back in 1959, this bag, though named Constance after the designer’s daughter, quickly became a great favourite of Jackie Kennedy. She carried this elegant shoulder bag so often that it was dubbed the O-Bag after her.

Created way back in 1959, this bag, though named Constance after the designer’s daughter, quickly became a great favourite of Jackie Kennedy. She carried this elegant shoulder bag so often that it was dubbed the O-Bag after her.

Lana Del Rey’s hauntingly beautiful melodies are a regular on the music billboards. But her nostalgic style and elegance with an edge has inspired Mulberry to name their iconic design Del Rey after her. The Del Rey bag pays homage to classic detailing and timeless style accents which are both refined and practical.

Lana Del Rey’s hauntingly beautiful melodies are a regular on the music billboards. But her nostalgic style and elegance with an edge has inspired Mulberry to name their iconic design Del Rey after her. The Del Rey bag pays homage to classic detailing and timeless style accents which are both refined and practical.

Named after one of the biggest style icons of our times- Grace Kelly, the Kelly bag is a cult bag coveted almost as much if not more than the Birkin. The bag was actually named after the star because it was a great favourite of hers. The bag symbolises the classic sophistication and poise epitomised by Grace Kelly and is a luxury staple.

Named after one of the biggest style icons of our times- Grace Kelly, the Kelly bag is a cult bag coveted almost as much if not more than the Birkin. The bag was actually named after the star because it was a great favourite of hers. The bag symbolises the classic sophistication and poise epitomised by Grace Kelly and is a luxury staple.

British brand Luella named the bag in honour of the stunning Brazilian supermodel Giselle Bundchen. While the very ‘teen girl’ design seems nothing like the exotic beauty, the association worked well and she even sashayed down the ramp donning it. The bag was a huge hit too.

British brand Luella named the bag in honour of the stunning Brazilian supermodel Giselle Bundchen. While the very ‘teen girl’ design seems nothing like the exotic beauty, the association worked well and she even sashayed down the ramp donning it. The bag was a huge hit too.

Another model to have inspired a designer was Jessica Stam who was Marc Jacob’s muse for the the bestselling bag Stam. The vintage looking quilted bag quickly became a runaway hit with the fashionistas and is considered one of the ‘It’ bags of 2000s. Jessica is a renowned supermodel famously part of the “Doll Faces” list of celebrities and models.

Another model to have inspired a designer was Jessica Stam who was Marc Jacob’s muse for the the bestselling bag Stam. The vintage looking quilted bag quickly became a runaway hit with the fashionistas and is considered one of the ‘It’ bags of 2000s. Jessica is a renowned supermodel famously part of the “Doll Faces” list of celebrities and models.

Jacqueline Kennedy captured the fancy of people world over with her uber sophistication and inimitable style. She epitomised elegance and grace. Yes, Jackie Kennedy has been the muse for many modern day luxury and fashion houses, so this comes as no surprise that Gucci named its classic bag after her. First created in the 1950s, the bag became one of the preferred accessories of Jackie, who was photographed carrying its numerous versions over the years.

Jacqueline Kennedy captured the fancy of people world over with her uber sophistication and inimitable style. She epitomised elegance and grace. Yes, Jackie Kennedy has been the muse for many modern day luxury and fashion houses, so this comes as no surprise that Gucci named its classic bag after her. First created in the 1950s, the bag became one of the preferred accessories of Jackie, who was photographed carrying its numerous versions over the years.


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