You have to love the Birkin; I would like one or to be more specific a HAC but to mark 30 years of the Birkin bag, Liberty invites you – between the 14th and 17th of November – to an exclusive exhibition of House of Hermès. Some incredible pieces from Parisian collector Catherine B, which contains rare vintage styles chosen from Catherine’s extensive collection. Boy, was she a collector.
There will be rare and unique items such as a mini black Kelly bag in lizard skin, an illustrated Birkin bag by the French artist Antoine Kruk and a special edition Kelly ‘doll’ bag from 1996. Also on display will be the first ever Birkin bag, created for Jane Birkin in 1984 by Jean-Louis Dumas of the Hermès family. Considered the Holy Grail by vintage Hermès aficionados, in part thanks to the fact it was the only Birkin ever made with a shoulder strap.
During the exhibition’s dates, selected Hermès pieces will be available to purchase in the Liberty 2nd floor designer vintage department – including a special edition alligator Kelly bag, a prairie green ‘collier de chien’ belt, red lambskin leather gloves and a ‘vache naturelle’ leather Birkin. It sounds like heaven on earth.