Everyone knows what a Birkin is (or they surely should), but I'd be willing to bet that a whole bunch of those 'everyone's' don't know the woman behind the famous bag. Meet Jane Birkin.
The woman who in 1984, complained aloud on a flight to one of the Dumas family members that she wished for a bag to hold all her 'stuff.'
Her wish was his command.
And so the holy grail of handbags was born.
Thank you Jane!
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