A Diamond-Covered Birkin For A Cool Million? Sorry—It’s Already Sold Out-------
Last night, in addition to revealing their Madison Avenue boutique’s Alice in Wonderland-inspired holiday windows, Hermès gave their new Haute Bijouterie collection its U.S. debut—haute being an understatement of sorts. The house’s jewelry maestro, Pierre Hardy, created a rose-gold and brown-diamond buckle cuff and diamond and gold collier de chien bangles, but the most traffic-stopping were mini, objet d’art versions of Hermès bags. Kelly, Birkin, and Nausicaa styles have all been shrunken and reimagined in precious metals and stones. And a new bag created by Hardy, the Chaîne d’Ancre, made from diamond-encrusted white gold links, is arguably the luxe-est of them all. Only three units of each style were produced, and despite the million-dollar-plus price tag, the Kelly and Birkin are already sold out. For rubberneckers, they’re on view at the New York flagship through December 8.