Monday, August 4, 2008

Round 1 - Valentino v. YSL

Round 1. Who did it better? Who did it first? The two bags below are eerily familiar...

While scouring the collection of the The Museum of Bags and Purses, I came upon a lovely bag from YSL designed by Tom Ford in 2003. I was instantly drawn to it because I remembered seeing something similar before. Well, I found the twin in the latest Valentino collection featured at Neiman Marcus.

Suede handbag in the shape of a rose. Yves St. Laurent,
designed by Tom Ford, France, 2003
Picture from The Museum of Bags and Purses

Valentino Petale Rose Tote, 2008 Collection
Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Apparently, a love for roses runs in both designers' genes. The similarities are more apparent in the black Valentino version. And the handles and shapes are a bit different. The Valentino is made of leather while the YSL is made of suede.

So which one did you like better?

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