Architecture, art, and fashion frequently collide, and such fusion is quite literally the case in the latest celebrity handbag crush.
The Max Mara ‘Whitney’ top handle tote is nothing short of museum quality, serving as not only arm candy but also arm architecture. Max Mara teamed with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop to create the bag that is directly inspired by the sleek, sophisticated design of the new Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
The formal, structured piece, which reflects the modern, ribbed museum building, still easily transitions from cocktail party to casual off-duty style for the utmost versatility. Sarah Jessica Parker, Gigi Hadid, and Karlie Kloss have all been spotted carrying the bag, which carves out a signature, appropriate niche amongst both stiletto and sneaker ensembles.
The ‘Whitney’ is currently available in three colours including black, tan, and bordeaux, plus what was an exclusive collector’s limited-edition, light blue-grey hue that likewise mirrored the museum’s façade.