Love her or hate her, Lana Del Rey doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, or at least her name isn’t. In some sort of ode to the American singer, Mulberry named its newest bag in its collection “The Del Rey.”
We can thank the creative director, Emma Hill, for this decision after she met Del Rey last year. Said Hill to WWD when asked about her inspiration and name choice: “I love Lana’s nostalgic references to bygone glamour and the fact that her look is retrospective, yet so modern. This inspired us to create a bag that was timeless, refined, and elegant.”
“Bygone glamour?” They had collagen injections for the lips in “bygone” days? And where is this “retrospective, yet so modern” Del Rey of which Hill speaks? I thought we had already decided Del Rey is a fraud? Did we not? OK, I thought we did. I digress.
The rectangular Del Ray bag, which comes in a variety of delightful leathers, can be yours as early as May 1st for the reasonable price of $1,000. Del Rey already has her white ostrich version of the bag and she had it with her while she sat in the front row of the Mulberry show the other night. If you want to be like her, then that’s probably the one you should be placing an order for ASAP before they sell out. I definitely see this bag selling out since, I guess, we decided she isn’t a fraud after all? I’m still not sure where the majority side on this one.
Also in the front row of the Mulberry show were Michelle Williams and Lizzie Olsen.