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{style} Jane Birkin on her Sartorial Legacy: the Birkin Bag

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Jane Birkin, for whom the $5,000 Hermès tote was named, has only owned four Birkins in her lifetime. “I never have more than one bag at a time. I think one is already quite enough,” she says. But they get a lot of use. “Any bag that’s with me will take the same course as I will. It will take the same airplanes and will be squashed in the same way and will be used as a cushion in the airports.

She is a religious wearer—so much so that the bag sometimes serves as an extension of her physical self. One rainy afternoon in Paris, just before hopping in a taxi, Birkin rang up Vogue with her thoughts on her sartorial legacy. “A Birkin bag is a very good rain hat; just put everything else in a plastic bag,” is only the first. I always put on stickers and beads and worry beads. You can get them from Greece, Israel, Palestine — from anywhere in the world. I always hang things on my bags because I don’t like them looking like everyone else’s.” 

{Source Vogue UK}
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