The Hermès Birkin and the Chanel 2.55 are so similar yet so very different. While they are both luxuriously classic and iconic bags from world-reknowned fashion houses the Chanel 2.55 has been reimagined time and time again in a variety of fabrics, prints and embellishments while the Birkin has maintained it’s pared down image.
While her execution of Lady Gaga’s “re-designed” Birkins left much to be desired (re: was really sloppy) I really appreciated the change. However, with Christophe Lemaire – who would like to see “a return to elegance, simplicity, quality, and classicism” – at the head of the Hermes ship I don’t think that a Birkin update is going to happen.
What do you think? Should Hermès loosen the reins a little bit and give the Birkin an update or should the classic Birkin be left alone?