Are Lanvin’s Paper Bags the “It” bags for Spring?

When it comes to style, nobody can deny that French fashion house Lanvin consistently produces designs that combine downtown edginess with uptown glamour. Having created the Golden Dream clutch and the Pouchette Python bag, the brand has established itself as au courant accessory label as well.

The brand’s artistic director Alber Elbaz recently raised eyebrows by sending models down the Summer 2014 runway clutching eye-catching metallic bags that polarized the opinions of the fashion community. While some were convinced the bag will be the “It” bag of the season, others can’t shake off the feeling that it resembles a trash bag.

The star of this style controversy is aptly titled the “Paper Bag” but don’t be fooled, it’s actually made of papyrus leather: an ultra-thin lambskin that makes it buttery soft and pliable. Though a far cry from the structured totes of the past few seasons, the Lanvin Paper Bag entices with high impact metallic finishes in shades like bronze, silver, white, black and midnight blue. Available in four different sizes, the bags also feature metallic chain handles and come with a removable pocket that can be used as a clutch. Each bag is fully lined with cotton and polyester.

The fashion world may have differing opinions but we would skip the metallic versions for the spring appropriate snakeskin bag. The luxe skin finish is the perfect complement to our summer neutrals and camel coats.

Currently the 19.7 x 16.6 inch bag is available for purchase at the Lanvin e-store in two colors. The silver version costs $1,950 while the blue one retails for $1,745.

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