This was created by Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore for Tory Burch
It is not often that you get to have the noble responsibility of toting around the weight of fashion history and pop culture on your shoulders, but Tory Burch’s latest Lee Bag promises you just that – a rarefied glimpse into the upper echelons of fashion and culture, and guarantees to make a lady out of you! Inspired by the illustrious life of one of the original societal darlings of Manhattan, and beyond, Caroline Lee Radziwill, this limited edition bag is as timeless as its iconic muse.
The younger sister of the inimitable Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, she is described to be a societal swan that never lets society or fate rustle her feathers, but Radziwill has also led quite the storied life, if you ask us. Formerly a Princess (by marriage to Prince Stanislaw Albrecht Radziwill), a fashionable public relations maven, and an interior decorator with an uncanny sense of style, Radziwill, who has populated every international best dressed list, is a total multi-hyphenate and style icon in her own right, not to mention a woman that is still so ahead of her time.
Another multi-hyphenate who has led an exciting life of her own, and is so incredibly ahead of her time, is American designer, Tory Burch—while not a Princess like Radziwill—Tory holds court as Queen of All-American fashion. No stranger to high society and BAZAAR, Burch’s designs exude timeless elegance and have long been the sartorial staples of many a Park Avenue princess, and charmed bevies of Fifth Avenue fashionistas. And her current offering really is no exception.
With its clean and classic silhouette, the Lee Bag is the perfect punctuation for any ensemble. Boasting a very precious and darling magnetic T-accented lock-and-key closure, the handbag is ideal for carrying a continental wallet, sunglasses (read: she’s the sister of Jackie O after all), a card case and a smartphone (is there any other kind?). And in the spirit of the column that Radziwill’s good friend, BAZAAR’s legendary editor, the late and equally great, Diana Vreeland made famous: Why Don’t You… pair the gorgeous emerald embossed-croc satchel with gold hardware with a white tee, dramatic palazzo trousers, and black pumps and make your own fashion history just like the bag’s namesake?