The most divinely perfect bag I've ever seen!
I remember when I found out who inspired the bag and all of a sudden it was no wonder why this bag is so divinely wonderful, elegant and chic! Jane Birkin is so inspiring and unique. Her style is fresh and daring at the same time. She was an icon of her age and still is one for many women all around the world.
There are so many stories regarding the concept idea of the bag, but most of them say that Jane Birkin was on a flight from Paris to London, when she pulled her Hermes datebook out of her bag and all her papers fell on the floor. It was a coincidence that she was sitting next to the chairman of Hermes, and she complained to this "passenger" sitting next to her that the book should have pockets. Jean-Louis Dumas took her datebook and returned it a few weeks later with a pocket sewn into the back, which has become standard since. Birkin therefore told Dumas about her difficulty in finding a leather weekend bag and described her ideal. The bag she described arrived at her flat shortly thereafter, with a note from Dumas.
Gainsbourg and Jane formed a very controversial couple, and you might, and I'm saying just "might" have heard this song of theirs.