倫敦邦瀚斯拍賣會焦點：Jane Birkin的Birkin柏金包| THE STAR OF BONHAMS LONDON’S SALE: JANE BIRKIN’S BIRKIN
Jane Birkin是一名才華橫溢的英國女藝人。作為法式型格代言人的她身兼多職，除了是一個唱作歌手之外同時還是一名演員和模特兒。在7月20日，Jane Birkin本人的一款Birkin包將會在騎士橋「品牌手袋及時尚」拍賣會上發售。
Jane Birkin – British singer, songwriter, actress, and model is a well-known French chic fashion icon. On 20 July, one of Birkin’s own Birkin bags will be on sale at Bonhams Designer Handbags and Fashion sale in Bonhams Knightsbridge.
Birkin is also famous for being the inspiration for the adoring Hermès “Birkin” collection which has an interesting backstory. In the year 1984, the Head of Hermès, Jean-Louis Dumas, just happened to sit next to Jane Birkin on a flight. Birkin complained about the size of general bags in the market, that none was large enough to carry her daughter Lou’s bottles. Dumas answered her needs by designing her a deep holdall with soft fabric on the back of an Air France sick bag. This marks the origin of the massive Hermès “Birkin”.
“Jane Birkin is synonymous with the ultimate in French cool and chic style, and the Hermès “Birkin” is the ultimate luxury accessory – so to be able to offer Birkin’s Birkin is incredibly exciting. Jane was known for really using her bags and customising them to make her namesake accessory her own. This bag shows wonderful signs of use by Birkin, such as the red cord tied around one of the handles, and bite marks from Birkin’s cat on the handle.”, said Meg Randell, Head of Bonhams Designer Handbags & Fashion department.