Fendi unveil collaboration with Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jourdan Dunn for charity
The 3 Baguette bag gets a five-star makeover
As first reported on Buro 24/7 Middle East on earlier in January, Fendi have announced a new celebrity-filled charity collaboration. Tapping Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, Jourdan Dunn, Leandra Medine, Rachel Feinstein, the iconic Italian fashion house asked the five influential New York women to design their own bespoke version of the Fendi 3Baguette bag for charity.
Following a toast in New York City at NYFW earlier this week, Buro 24/7 Middle East can now exclusively present a first look at the unique bags that are available for auction online, from now until March 13.
Take a look at what Rihanna, Parker, Dunn, Medine, and Feinstein have created in collaboration with Fendi for the special auction, which will benefit the charity of their choosing and find out more below...
The 3Baguette and Micro Baguette by Rihanna
Award-winning singer Rihanna injected her own strong and distinctive style into her 3Baguette bag. The bag's flap features the iconic double F pattern, whilst the back is beautifully embroidered in black lurex on mink. The sides and front are done in black velvet and a croco handle offers a striking contrast to the velvet sides.
Rihanna's Micro Baguette features a gunmetal grey makeover with beaded embroidery and the cute, mini version comes complete with ultra-black ruthenium accessories – the perfect charm to complement Rihanna’s 3Baguette.
Proceeds from the sale of Rihanna's creations will go to the Clara Lionel Foundation, which the 26-year-old Barbadian set up in 2012 in honour of her grandparents.
"A STRONG AND DISTINCTIVE STYLE IS FEATURED IN RIHANNA'S 3BAGUETTE BAG, SOWING A BLACK MINI FF ICONIC PATTERN ON BLACK VELVET AS A BASE."
The 3Baguette and Micro Baguette by Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker selected a rich black velvet for her 3Baguette bag, along with purple satin, gold galuchat and hues of cream and blue. The fine materials create an 'F' with two perpendicular golden lines and blend effortlessly with the gold hardware closure.
The actresses' Micro Baguette was designed to be a perfect addition to the larger 3Baguette bag: Rich purple, gold galuchat, and a gold chain link handle add flair to the mini bag.
Sarah Jessica Parker selected The Brain Trauma Foundation as her charity of choice, and proceeds from the sale of her 3Baguette and Micro Baguette will directly benefit the organisation.
"ACTRESS SARAH JESSICA PARKER'S ELEGANT AND REFINED 3BAGUETTE BAG FEATURES A UNIQUE MIX OF TEXTURES AND COLOURS."
The 3Baguette and Micro Baguette by Rachel Feinstein
Embroidery featuring beads, thread and crystals create a sea life motif, which decorates Rachel Feinstein's 3Baguette bag, whilst the colour palette features shades of brown with golden metal hardware and black plexiglass under the bag closure for a marble effect.
Meanwhile, the design of Rachel Feinstein's Micro Baguette draws inspiration from the beautiful portraits of Florentine Renaissance artists, combining creativity and refinement. Her artistic touch is evident in the crystal embroidery, dark blue leather base, and gold chain link handle.
Visual artist Rachel Feinstein opted to support The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center for this charitable collaboration.
"VISUAL ARTIST RACHEL FEINSTEIN WAS INSPIRED BY A POMPEII MOSAIC FLOOR PATTERN FOR HER SOPHISTICATED TAKE ON THE 3BAGUETTE BAG."
The 3Baguette bag by Leandra Medine
Bright chiffon and sequins give Leandra Medine's bag a whimsical touch strengthened by the chromatic contrast between carrot orange and neon blue. The front flap features Moroccan-inspired embroidery on a white leather base with hardware in shades of gold.
The proceeds from Leandra Medine's 3Baguette bag sale will go directly to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
"BLOGGER LEANDRA MEDINE CONCEIVED A COLOURFUL 3BAGUETTE BAG INFUSED WITH HER UNIQUE PERSONAL BLEND OF COMEDY AND AUTHORITY."
The 3Baguette bag by Jourdan Dunn
Dunn's strong personality is infused into her unique 3Baguette bag, with a quote inspired by her own tattoo featured in underneath the flap: "You owe it to yourself, set the world on fire." The black leather handle contrasts with green napa leather on the front, yellow python skin on the flap, and fiery red sides with gold hardware.
Jourdan Dunn opted to support the Sickle Cell Disease Association for this collaborative project, and the proceeds from the supermodel's 3Baguette bag will directly benefit sicklecelldisease.org.
"JOURDAN DUNN'S 3BAGUETTE BAG DESIGN FEATURES THE COLOURS OF THE JAMAICAN FLAG – YELLOW, GREEN AND BLACK – TO REFLECT THE SUPERMODEL'S HERITAGE."
To bid on any of the bags, head to 3baguetteauction.fendi.com from now until the auction closes on March 13 2015