REY OF LIGHT: Mulberry has named its latest handbag after the American singer Lana Del Rey, who was a front-row guest at the brand’s runway show in London this morning. She is also is due to perform at a dinner Mulberry is hosting tonight.
The brand’s creative director Emma Hill met Del Rey last year, and said she was taken with her “soulful, melancholy voice” and the “nostalgic beauty” of her “Video Games” single and video. “I love Lana’s nostalgic references to bygone glamour and the fact that her look is retrospective, yet so modern. This inspired us to create a bag that was timeless, refined, and elegant,” said Hill.
The rectangular Del Rey comes in a variety of leathers and will be available from May at a cost of $1,000. The singer will be toting a white ostrich version of the Del Rey to the show and will be wearing a bespoke gown from the catwalk collection for her after-dinner performance.