Comme des Garcons’ New 69 Bags | Rei Kawakubo Reinvents Classic Paco Rabanne Purses

Posted on: Feb 7

Paco Rabanne 69 bagsComme des Garcons' creative director Rei Kawakubo has teamed up with Paco Rabanne to relaunch the 69 chain mail bag made famous by Rabanne's label in the swinging sixties.

The original handbag was named one of the 50 Bags that Changed the World by Design Museum of London. It's a legacy that has outlived Paco Rebanne's fashion house itself, which closed its doors in 2006.

But now Rei Kawakubo, with Rebanne's help, is giving the famed fashion house a new lease of life and the rebooted 69 bags are the very first step. Apparently other accessories and clothing will join them in time. But for now we can choose the 69 purse in nine different materials including classic steel, natural horn, Perspex, suede, aluminum, and stingray.

Prices for the new 69 bags range between $965 and $2200. They're not cheap, but perhaps the prices are justified to own a piece of history. Look for them in Comme des Garcons stores and other selected retailers.

[Source: Accessories Magazine]

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