Back in September 2022, in the middle of the ever-buzzy New York Fashion Week, Fendi unveiled an exciting new collection in celebration of the iconic baguette bag. The collection saw the luxury brand team up with iconic jeweller Tiffany & Co – and today the collection drops online, much to the excitement of Fendi fans across the world.
Fendi Celebrates 25 Years of the Baguette Bag with Tiffany & Co
This is the era of collaborations, it would seem. Following in the footsteps of other luxury brands – from Balmain and Barbie, to Prada and Adidas – Italian fashion house Fendi kicked off its Resort ’23 runway show with a string of capsule collections that saw it join forces with iconic jeweller Tiffany & Co, designer Marc Jacobs, Japanese luggage brand Porter and actress Sarah Jessica Parker. The result was a seasonal collection that paid homage to Fendi’s pride and joy, the baguette bag, as well as the city which helped cultivate its fame.
Anybody who’s seen an episode of Sex and the City will know about the coveted baguette bag (in the words of Carrie Bradshaw, ‘This isn’t a bag, it’s a baguette’), but the brand that started it all, Fendi, is celebrating 25 years of the design. A staple of the New York City fashion scene, it’s had a place on the arm of some of the most famous faces around, from Paris Hilton and Kendall Jenner to the woman who made it pop culture famous, Sarah Jessica Parker. With its home firmly rooted in the Big Apple, Fendi looked to a number of New York icons to celebrate the baguette’s milestone anniversary.
One such icon was storied jeweller Tiffany & Co, which first opened its doors to the city in 1837. Tiffany’s played a key role in Fendi’s SS23 offering with its reimagining of the classic baguette, which saw a selection of bags transformed into their ‘most precious of forms’. With the addition of sterling silver chains and clasps, enamel keyrings and buckles and white gold and diamond detailing, this is perhaps Fendi’s most luxurious collection of bags yet. And the best part? Every item has been crafted in the jeweller’s signature Tiffany blue colour palette.
One of the hero looks of the show sees world-renowned supermodel Bella Hadid walk down the runway wearing a half-zipped jumpsuit and cap, styled with a baguette bag pendant necklace and the bag itself. Is it a bold statement? Yes. Are we obsessed? Absolutely.
You can watch the full runway show below:
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You can read about the collection’s highlights at fendi.com
To purchase the Fendi x Tiffany & Co baguette bag, you will need to join the waiting room at tiffany.co.uk. The collection is set to drop today (5 January 2023), but will only be available to purchase for 24 hours until sold out. The waiting room opens at 1.30pm GMT and 8.30am EST.
Images: Fendi SS23 Show