Isabella Rossellini Designs Bag For BulgariJun 8, 2010 @ 2:40 pm
Isabella Rossellini is lending her singular sense of style to the famed fine jewelry house Bulgari, for which she’s designed a new handbag. “My connection with Bulgari dates back to when I was a child and I’d accompany my mother”—the legendary Ingrid Bergman—”to the historic shop in Via Condotti in Rome,” said Rossellini, who most recently appeared at the CFDA Awards to honor Style Icon Iman. “She loved Bulgari jewels.” Available in four colors and several materials (in keeping with Rossellini’s multifaceted style), the elegant bag, which features twist locks made of semi-precious stones, is a nod to the glamorous golden years of 1960s Rome. “A bag today is of course an indispensable accessory for us women,” she explained. “We tried to make it an object of elegance and luxury, like a jewel.”
Its snail motif lining is a tribute to the actress’s latest small-screen efforts —short surrealist films in support of ecological and environmental causes. The “Rossellini” bag will officially be unveiled July 7th in Paris for the haute couture shows and available for purchase at Bulgari boutiques at the end of the month.