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.
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the best party photos of the year. First up, newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra in black tie at Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show in September.
📸: @zefashioninsider .
“Sand, summer, sea,” is how designer Sarah Staudinger describes of the beginnings of her latest collection for Staud, writes @elmercer.
Summer was encapsulated through an array of adorable picnic inspired garb in poppy hues like tablecloth gingham compact knit playsuits and matching sets and plenty of crudite-emblazoned offerings. The best foodie-looks included a salad printed waffle minidress with matching cardigan or a matching neon green knit set with fringe made of mini glass lemons (and matching croakies). #wwdfashion
With a litany of sold-out collabs, a history-making debut show for Louis Vuitton men’s and armfuls of awards, Virgil Abloh is WWD’s Newsmaker of the Year. 📸: @lexieblacklock .