Back in March, after the Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 show in Paris, I headed to the showroom to see the collection up close.

Whilst being guided around the collection I was told that the ‘Heroine’ bag will be the first IT bag for Alexander McQueen since the skull-clasp clutches.

Yesterday I was excited to see my first celebrity sighting as Zoe Saldana was spotted carrying the bag wearing a Lanston racer back ‘Circle’ dress.

She was out in New York City carrying the large black leather version with gold hardware.

Her elegant bag with a cut-out flap and expandable side zippers is a modern classic which embodies the Alexander McQueen ethos through its design and structure.

Zoe’s bag is available now from AlexanderMcQueen.com with other styles to follow in July/August.

If you want secure yours now, Saks.com has the small black and aubergine versions available to pre-order.

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