Sunday, February 9, 2014

Le Bling Français

In honor of New York Fashion Week, we offer the most fabulous evening bag we've ever seen. Made in a limited edition of twelve (ours is etched 1/12 on a bottom rhinestone) likely sometime in the late 80s. The company 31 Fevrier, Paris (a fantasy date for a fantasy bag) was launched in 1987 by partners Hélène Nepomiatzi and Marc Gourmelen and the quality suggests a couture level of craftsmanship. The striking originality of 31 Février had won for its founders prestigious collaborations with Karl Lagerfeld, Thierry Mugler, Chloé, & Paco Rabanne. The clasp and frame are gilded bronze with no less than 150 stones with an average height of 1" each - this is a sparkling fashion statement and a jewel of a find.

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