While the Lady Dior has Princess Diana to thank for its popularity, the Baguette owes its status to another distinctly 90s fashion icon: Carrie Bradshaw.
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The first time we saw Jacob Elordi with a Fendi Baguette bag we just assumed he was carrying it for his alleged gal pal, Zendaya. "Cute," we thought.
Elordi and his purse have been photographed picking up coffee, going to Broadway shows, shopping for books at the Strand and checking out flea markets.
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 04: Jacob Elordi leaves "Dear Evan Hansen" play at Music Box Theatre on February 4, 2020 in New York City.
While red carpet looks that break fashion’s gender barrier have received most of the attention, it’s interesting to see a more subtle version play out on the street -— and in paparazzi shots.
Back then, the bag rarely crossed the gender divide, but last summer Fendi decided to revamp it for gentlemen, slightly tweaking it as an alternative to hypebeast-approved belt and strap bags.
The Fendi Baguette, of course, holds a special place in fashion history.
The phenomenon proved SatC’s status as a fashion powerhouse, and led to other brands vying to get their wares on Carrie’s back.https://twitter.com/wmag/status/1240750353781530624