Jane Birkin, a British actor, and singer who rose to fame in France, died at 76 in Paris on 16th July 2023. With a legacy from singing to acting, Jane was also the main inspiration for the famous Birkin bags that have delighted the fashion world and served as their kind of inspiration for many related luxury items and accessories. According to a reputed publication, a lesser-known fact is that the actress while travelling in 1981 from Paris to London got an upgrade to business class on her Air France flight. She was seated next to Jean-Louis Dumas who was the CEO of Hermes then. Jane who was the mother of two, spilled all her belongings over the floor, which initiated the conversation between Jane and Jean. She shared her idea of an ideal purse with the CEO and Dumas designed the purse instantly on disposable bags. Once produced, they were named after Jane Birkin.
As a tribute to the Birkin icon, we do a quick roundup of Bollywood celebrities that have been seen flashing their own Birkin bags around town.
Nora Fatehi is a proud owner of more than one Birkin bag. Her all-black chic Birkin costs roughly USD 22000 (approximately Rs 18 lakhs).
Nora's choice of bright orange Birkin with a yellow dress was a perfect colour pop combo for a summer morning. It is priced at around Rs 10 lakhs.
Kareena Kapoor's tan-coloured Birkin bag which she teamed with a casually chic black midi dress costs roughly Rs 7 lakhs.
Sushmita Sen's limited edition handbag from the brand's "Candy" series was priced originally close to Rs 18 Lakhs. It's indeed eye candy for sure.
Neetu Kapoor picked a gorgeous pastel Hermes handbag which was priced at roughly Rs 11 lakhs. She complemented it with a pastel co-ord set.
Sonam Kapoor added glam to her airport look with a neutral-toned Birkin bag, which was similar to Neetu Kapoor's one. It may be priced at Rs 10 lakhs or more.
Jane Birkin will always be remembered as an exceptional singer and actor but her contribution to the famous Birkin bag has also been imprinted on her fan's minds.Comments