Forget private jets and Belair mansions, the Hermès Birkin is the international symbol of wealth. A celebrity fave, it’s rumoured that Victoria Beckham’s collection is worth over $2 million, Tamara Eccleston has 30, and the bags are seen clutched in the talons of every one of the Kardashian/Jenner-clan.
But there’s a new trend on the scene. It seems the Birkin is in competition with itself, as more and more of Hollywood’s A-listers have stepped out with a slathering of paint on the holiest of handbags. That’s right, from Lichtenstein-esque renderings to North West’s Birkin-Pollock impresario, rarity and uniqueness are omnipotent on the Birkin scene. Let’s take a look, shall we?