THIS WEEK, CELEBRITIES FLOCKED TO PARIS WITH THEIR BEST BAGS FROM BRANDS LIKE CHANEL, LOUIS VUITTON AND DIOR
I think Paris Haute Couture Week is my favorite fashion week of the season because I always forget it’s going to happen. Because couture is on a far different delivery schedule than off-the-rack fashion, Paris Couture always appears smack in the middle of summer, like an oasis in the fashion desert. Yesterday, another round of the highest of high fashion shows wrapped up, and that means it’s time for a post-mortem.
Because couture shows generally lack handbags, that means we’ve turned our attention to the arms, hands and shoulders of the shows’ most famous and stylish attendees. Below, you can check out all the notable bag picks we found and the super chic outfits that go with them.
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It may have been Couture Week, but Alexandra carried a Miu Miu Club Bag because she was attending the brand’s Resort 2018 show, which was held during the Parisian festivities. (Hey, if all the editors are already together, why not bring the show to them?)
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You may not be familiar with Amanda Lear (I hadn’t, but she’s had a fascinating life), but surely you’re familiar with her Goyard Vendome Bag.
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Arizona’s Smythson 1887 Tote is no longer made, which is too bad, because it’s a great day bag.
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It takes a special sort of supermodel to graduate from catwalker to long-term front row attendee, but Aymeline is among them. Here, she’s carrying a Dior Diorama Shoulder Clutch.
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Lately, it’s not a fashion week if Bella Hadid isn’t there. This season, she hit Paris Couture with a duo of Dior Flap Bags.
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It seems like Dior is trying to make a new bag structure happen with this one.
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Bianca Brandolini d’Ada
Dior had arguable the biggest celebrity showing at couture. Here, Bianca is carrying a Dior Tarot Clutch.
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Dior always draws a huge international contingent, too, and this season it outfitted many of them with petite Dior Lady Dior Bags.
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We’re not sure who made the pink clutch carried by former French first lady Carla Bruni.
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We’re 100% sure, on the other hand, that Catherine Deneuve’s bag is a Louis Vuitton Twist Crocodile Bag.
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I’d call Céline Dion a national treasure, but she is international. Her Delvaux Brillant Bag, however, is French.
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She’s been all over the couture shows, and she always looks like she’s having fun and, unlike some of the other attendees, not taking herself too seriously.
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I bet you can guess by the Chanel Boy Bag which show Chiara Ferragni was headed to. (Hint: it was Chanel.)
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Chiara also made a stop at Miu Miu’s resort show, this time with a Miu Miu Matelasse Clutch.
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I didn’t really think about it until I saw this pic of Claudia Schiffer and her Chanel Flap Bag, but I would love it if she became a fashion week staple. She’s so chic!
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Speaking of fashion show staples, Elena Perminova was everywhere we looked at couture, including at the Dior show while carrying a Dior Diorama Bag.
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We also caught her between shows carrying a design beloved by street style stars and aspirants: the Gabriela Hearst Nina Bag.
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Elena also attended the Valentino show, where she carried the Valentino Stud Stitching Shoulder Bag, which is from a new line for the brand.
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I know I’ve seen this little white bag before, but for the life of me, I cannot remember who makes it.
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Man, listen: I told you a lot of people came to this Dior show. A lot of them were also carrying Dior Lady Dior Bags, like Eva.
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Some of those attendees opted instead of Dior clutches.
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Ines de la Fressange
No matter which show Ines da la Fressange is attending, she always carries Vivier. In this instance, she chose the Roger Vivier Pilgrim de Jour Bag.
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If you’re not familiar with Jeanne Damas, you need to brush up on your French It Girls.
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Jennifer Lawrence usually can’t be hauled out for a simple fashion show, but, ya know, Dior contract and all that.
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Models walking in shows get a little more latitude with their wardrobe choices than those attending them at the behest of the designers, so Jourdan Dunn got a little funky with a fuzzy Fendi backpack.
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Once Karl Lagerfeld takes a shine to someone, you can bet she’ll be popping up at Chanel shows for some time to come; this season, Katy Perry made a return visit, carrying a Chanel clutch.
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Laura Stone is another person who stays in the Chanel orbit, and this time she’s carrying a new Chanel Gabrielle Bag.
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Sometimes I feel like Natalie Portman has been a face of Dior as long as I’ve been alive.
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I’m glad we’re seeing more Bulgari Serpenti Bags lately; they’re such a unique design and they come in so many different versions.
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Olivia is carrying the blue version of the Valentino Stud Stitching Bag we saw earlier on Elena Perminova.
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Sofia Coppola normally isn’t a fixture on the global fashion seen, but it never hurts to do a couple extra public events when you have a movie to promote.
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And finally, one more Dior Lady Dior Bag to close out a strong showing, this one on the arm of Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi.