Made of fuchsia crocodile skin and embellished with 18k white gold and diamond hardware, a rare Birkin bag sold for a record-breaking price of HK$1.72 million (approximately $221,836) at a Christie’s Auction earlier this week in Hong Kong. The Birkin bag, named after ’60s silver screen siren Jane Birkin, is one of the most coveted bags of the rich & famous.
Jane Birkin could take the simplest piece of clothing and make it the chicest thing in the world, it’s all about how you wear it. A good basic never goes out of style. Perhaps that’s why there are still waiting lists for Hermés Birkin bags, almost thirty years after Jane first inspired the design.