NEW YORK, Dec 12, 2012/ — Already one of Kate Moss’ favorite totes, the Balmain “Pierre” bag is the work of French designer Aurelie Bidermann, known for her fanciful jewelry pieces.
Bidermann and Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing both appreciated each other’s workas they often saw their pieces featured together in photo spreads before they were introduced by friends. Their creative discussions they had ultimately led to talk about bags and soon after, the “Pierre” bag was born.
Last night at the Red Rooster Harlem, Olivier Rousteng and Aurélie Bidermann celebrated the “Pierre” bag with a private dinner, which was co-hosted by Vogue.
Guests include some of New York’s famed fashionistas: Aaron Young, Allison Sarofim, Aurélie Bidermann, Bryan Boy, Carlos Mota, Constance Jablonski, Derek Blasberg, Diana Picasso, Emily Weiss, Garance Dore, Hanneli Mustaparta, Jac Jagaciak, Jen Brill, Johan Lindeberg, Karlie Kloss, Kasia Struss, Laure Heriard Dubreuil, Leandra Medine, Nate Lowman, Olivier Rousteing, Rachel Chandler, among others.
The consensus, Balmain’s “Pierre” is a timeless bag designed precisely as a counterpoint to the “in one season, out the next,” transitory quality of typical “It” bags.
Made in France, with a limited handmade production, the bag is available exclusively at Barneys New York and Balmain in Paris.