A Belated Baguette Birthday

Uncle Karl’s Vision

They say man cannot live on bread alone but we tend to disagree…  As little girls, we grew up on French baguettes in Belgium (and waffles, too) and now, as adults, we’re into Fendi’s fashion version (after all, calories do count these days!) which celebrated it fifteenth birthday last month.  This iconic purse was honored all over the world with celebrity-filled parties, a sketch by Karl Lagerfeld and even a book.

Baguette Specchietti – Spring / Summer 1999

Baguette Jeans – Spring / Summer 2000

Over the years, Fendi has designed over 1,000 different styles and has partnered with many artists to create one-of-a-kind designs.

Baguette Yasuko Kuramoto

For the fall season, Fendi has re-issued some of it’s bestselling baguettes so we’ll definitely be looking into one of these…

Baguette Zucca – Spring / Summer 2000

The Baguette Book

and decorating our coffee table with the book.  Tanti aguri!

P.S.  To see more of theses beauties, click here!

Photos via Fendi


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13 Responses to “A Belated Baguette Birthday”

  1. Such a lovely post! I love all forms here. Fendi is one of my favorite lines, so I am game.
    Have a great day!

  2. Those are some great baguettes! And the book would be a great gift!


  3. Love Karl’s illustration! Thank goodness there are baguettes out there with no carbs! XO

  4. designchic says:

    Love the illustration and any baguette that’s calorie free, I’m a fan – though I must admit – love one chock full of calories on occasion, too!

  5. Love! So many fun choices! I know somewhere at the back of my closet is a fendi from the late 90′s. Is it time to bring it out again?

  6. I agree – a calorie free baguette would make me look BETTER not worse. :)

  7. pretty pink tulips says:

    I have a brown sequined baguette I bought at the Fendi store when it was on 5th Ave….back in 1999. We were living in San Fran and looking for places in NYC, as hubbie was being transferred. This is back when I earned a real income and had few responsibilities. It remains one of my all time favorite bags and I’ll be sporting it this fall in honor of its special birthday!!

    xoxo E

  8. I love that illustration of the baguette bags.

  9. Hamptontoes says:

    Hilarious! Baguettes without calories! Such a simple, stylish handbag. I wish I could go back in time and be one of your friends who got to visit your castle for playdates! Adore you gals. xoxo,Lisa

  10. You are NOT going to believe this.. but I own the jeans one (2nd from top) – I am so glad to know I have a classic! I may need to re-blog this! xx Ridgely

  11. stitchfork says:

    If man cannot live by bread alone, then same should be said for women and baguettes!
    xo Cathy

  12. I didn’t realize they were only 15 yrs old! I always loved the fun ones! I have yet to get a Fendi baguette!

  13. Quintessence says:

    Such classics! I love your non-caloric alternative!

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