Bottega Veneta’s American Gigolo revival is yours to hold

Aptly named “The Lauren 1980” in honour of the actress and model Lauren Hutton who is the latest muse of Bottega Veneta, the Italian house brought a fine accessory to life straight from the sleek and glamorous eighties.

With unique style designed for Lauren Hutton in the movie American Gigolo, this exclusive clutch is reworked in the exact same shape and deep red hue as the original piece. Crafted from signature intrecciato nappa with a seamless pouch and rigid rim the clutch is a small reminder of the story of the house and an honour to Lauren Hutton, the style icon of the seventies and supermodel  who is is the new face of Bottega Veneta, starring in the Italian label’s spring/summer 2017 campaign and marking its 50th anniversary.

Hutton, who has graced 41 Vogue covers in her career and was one of the world’s highest paid models in the 1970s made a modelling comeback on the brand’s runway back in September, when, then-72, she walked arm-in-arm with 21 year-old Insta-girl Gigi Hadid and confirmed creative director Tomas Maier’s statement that his clothes are “for women, not 16 years olds.” 

It is Lauren’s very endorsement that “prompted Maier to revive her American Gigolo character’s iconic look, first by dressing the star with her original Bottega Veneta ‘Intrecciato’ bag and taupe trench coat on the catwalk back in September, and now by carrying the theme through into the brand’s spring offering, with a reissuing of her original woven clutch style from the film” reports The Telegraph.

“This is the 50th anniversary of the brand, and we are celebrating by staying true to the essence of Bottega Veneta,” Tomas Maier tells us. “The true celebration in this 50th anniversary year is of the Bottega Veneta Atelier. All the bags of this collection showcase the extraordinary skills of our artisans. These include a re-edition of the famous red clutch carried by Lauren Hutton in the 1980’s movie American Gigolo.”

– Available at Bottega Veneta Boutique Kifissia, Luisa World Kolonaki

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