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Givenchy Silver Leather Corset Detail Mini Biker Cross Body Chain Bag Purse
Critics worried Riccardo Tisci’s first ready-to-wear show for Givenchy was too much of an homage to the Eighties heyday of Azzedine Alaïa and Thierry Mugler, but it turned out the young designer was more than capable of establishing his own modern identity for the storied French maison. The edgy attitude he unveiled on that spring 2006 runway continued to tie together his work over the next decade—and transformed the label into one of the most coveted in the world.
Among the looks in that premier collection was a haute take on a biker jacket worn by model Jessica Stam. This crossbody purse with oodles of attitude would make its perfect companion. Crafted from a supple gunmetal leather, its sheen casts black and makes a striking background for the luxurious silver hardware, including chunky zippers, chains and Givenchy logo rivets.
Black stitching is functional and makes a statement, too, with a crisscrossing detail evocative of the protective quilting on moto clothes. Distinctive corsetry lacing on the sides echoes this detail and finishes the look. Carry this mini bag during the day when out running errands, or use the wrist strap to make it a clutch for evenings out on the town.
Width: 8 inches
Height: 5 inches
Depth: 1.75 inches
Strap drop: 22 inches
This Givenchy purse, which was purchased in Paris’ Avenue Montaigne boutique around 2006, is in excellent condition. It comes with its dust bag and authenticity card. It is crafted from gunmetal silver leather and finished with black stitching and silver hardware.
Black cord, capped off with silver logo pulls, laces up its side. The crisscrossed laces are echoed in the moto stitching on the straps that envelope the bag—two that two fold under its bottom and are fastened with silver logo rivets and three that fold over its front flap and are fastened with silver buckles.
The front flap snaps open to reveal a slim pocket. A roomier interior is accessible via a chunky silver zipper at the top with an o-ring pull that attaches to a wrist strap. There is also a zip pocket at the back. Its o-ring pull attaches to a chain and small coin purse. The crossbody strap is leather and chain. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.