BAG OF THE MOMENT: THE NEW GV3 BY GIVENCHY
Named after the initials of Givenchy’s landmark Paris address on Avenue George V, number 3, the GV3 is the first bag designed by Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller, who joined the Maison last year. The British designer is also the first-ever female designer at the house.
Mirroring Waight Keller’s signature aesthetic, the GV3 is a study of contrasts that fully captures the duality that characterizes the French label. Belding legacy and currency, this new closet essential, adorned with the iconic interlocking Double G clasp and chain strap, is at once classy and sassy, sleek and casual.
Petite yet roomy thanks to a three-compartment accordion structure, the GV3 is defined by a less is-more design that artfully offsets its timeworn patina and labor-intensive finishes.
Besides a tempting range of solid colors, there are plenty of hard-to-resist combinations to choose from, starting with the shiny full-grain goatskin matched to a hand-dabbed matt lambskin whose nuances add depth and character. Similarly, the highest form of virtuosity brings to life hand-painted and dyed exotic skins that are painstakingly hand-assembled, each exposed raw seam painted by hand for an impeccable finishing touch.