The mere mention of the phrase “Hermés handbag” is enough to send any red-blooded woman with an Amex into a spiral of lust and longing–the classic shape, the inimitably luxurious leather, and perhaps most important, the rich history of starlets and socialites who have helped make the brand utterly iconic. To celebrate today’s vintage Hermés sale on Gilt (prepare your clicking fingers for noon!), we want to know…who’s your Hermés style icon?
Grace Kelly: From silver screen goddess to legitimate Princess, nobody embodied ultra-feminine elegance quite like the blonde beauty. And if an Oscar and a tiara weren’t enough to make a woman feel like a million bucks, Hermés named its most distinctive leather satchel “The Kelly” after her in 1956.
Jane Birkin: With all due respect to modern day It-girls, Jane Birkin was in a class all her own. When she and Serge Gainsbourg weren’t making music and poetry together, they were making the case for jeans and a white T-shirt being the coolest outfit on the planet. She got her own Hermés bag–the much-lusted-after Birkin–in 1982, forever cementing her place in fashion history.
Victoria Beckham: Before she launched her own handbag line, the former Spice Girl was rarely photographed without an Hermés bag in tow. Her collection is reportedly comprised of 100 handbags worth $2 million, to which we say…more power to you, sister.
Who’s your Hermés style icon? Shop Vintage Hermés Handbags & More: Madison Avenue Couture today at noon to get your own piece of the action.