October 23, 2006
Louis Vuitton | Mirior Gold Alma | View!
The original Alma entered the world of fashion back in the early 1930′s. It looked a little bit different from the Alma being produced today. It was a relaxed semi-structured bag made of cotton canvas (not coated) and was then called the Squire Bag. A couple decades later in the early 1990′s Tim White-Sobieski revamped the Alma city-bag which in turn made it an emblematic piece to the house. (Marc Jacobs became the artistic director for Louis Vuitton in 1997) Every now and then when the creative director feels like mixing things up they will call on an artist to come and play with some designs, to create Limited Editions. (Example: Stephen Sprouse scribbled the Louis Vuitton name in Graffiti. Takashi Murakami drew up the cuddly little Panda Bear, etc). Once Limited Editions are gone, they are gone forever.
Pictured above is not a classic. Pictured above is a hideous un-needed (no wanted) makeover on the Alma. Poor bag. Marc Jacobs I love you, but I just don’t understand why you would produce such a lovely bag with such a tacky dress.
Celebrities and Their Handbags
Celebrity | Janet Jackson | Louis Vuitton Miroir Gold Voyager Alma
Put it away Janet. Please put it away.