|Hermès Birkin Bag|
First up was a collection of skins in everything from buffalo to lizard, croc and calfskins in shades ranging from marmalade to aubergine. This was the closest I have ever been to even touching an Hermès bag so I was definitely all over that. Next we got to see an actual bag being crafted. All of the purses are handmade and can take up to twenty hours to complete which accounts for the hefty price tag.
|Passe Guides bags dedicated to England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales (clockwise from top left)|
A retrospective of items dating back to the 1800s followed as well as a display of other leather goods made by the famous fashion label including some unexpected items such as a wheelbarrow, violin case, and drum bag. Closing out the exhibit were four one-of-a-kind Passe-Guide bags dedicated to England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales that were specially made for the Leather Forever exhibition and are being auctioned off at Christies. Happy bidding!
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