Continuing a streak of hot auction records, Christie’s on Wednesday sold what is now the world’s most expensive handbag for $379,261. The 2014 white Himalayan crocodile diamond Birkin went up for bidding in Hong Kong, fetching well above its pre-sale estimates of $193,432 to $257,909.
Despite its name, the Himalayas have nothing to do with the origin of the bag but is instead a reference to the gradation of color, with the blending of smoky-gray into a pearly-white meant to resemble the snow-capped mountain range.
Exclusive: @tommyhilfiger has tapped 22-year-old actress @zendaya to be his newest collaborator and together they will launch a see-now-buy-now collection in February. Speaking to WWD about the project, the Spider-Man actress said: “Fashion is more than just wearing cool clothes. It’s a way to celebrate self-expression and individuality, which is extremely empowering. This is why I am proud to partner with Tommy Hilfiger.” Tap the link in bio for the full scoop. #TommyXZendaya #wwdfashion
Fashion is facing a blistering pace of technology, a complex economic backdrop, and shifting social mores, priorities, and lifestyles. WWD's annual CEO summit on Oct. 30 and 31, will be the meeting place for some of the sharpest minds in the business who will address how these forces affect a consumer. Speakers this year include Antoine Arnault, Virgil Abloh, Gabriela Hearst, and Olivier Rousteing. Tap the link in our bio to find out more. #wwdceosummit