GETTING PURSE-ONAL WITH AUDREY HEPBURNPosted on
Let’s face it: most of us know a Louis Vuitton speedy at a glance. With the rounded rectangular shape and loop handles, it’s one of the most iconic shaped handbags to date. This is exactly why it’s a match made in heaven when iconic actress Audrey Hepburn was spotted wearing one in 1965. During this time, Audrey Hepburn asked the Louis Vuitton designer house to create a smaller version for her to use. And through this historic agreement, the Louis Vuitton Monogram speedy 25 was born!
First introduced in the 1930s, the Louis Vuitton Speedy bag originally only came in the size 35. This means that the width of the handbag is 35 centimetres, where this pattern repeats for the width of the other speedy sizes as well. Currently, the speedy comes in sizes 25, 30, 35 and 40.
Even after 80 years, the Louis Vuitton speedy remains to be one of the most classic pieces that most women have in their collection. And we’re quite sure that Audrey Hepburn’s addition in influencing the speedy 25 design makes it that much more of a reason why it should be part of everyone’s must-have.