No, we are not talking about a collaboration with Mc Donald, but the French luxury brand has independently launched a bag in the shape of a structured lunch box in genuine leather.
The creative mind that conceived it is obviously that of Anthony Vaccarello,, confirmed for the seventh year in a row as creative director of the Maison, who brought the spring-summer 2023 men’s collection on the catwalk with a magnificent science fiction show in the Aghfi desert.
The “Take-away Box Bag” was precisely part of the collection (which stood out for its genderless connotations), and in fact is very reminiscent of the portable Happy Meal box designed by Mc Donald for kids, with the only difference that that of Saint Laurent is definitely not intended to contain Nuggets or food leftovers.
So, yes, the Take Away Bag is exactly what it sounds like: a boxy, lunchbox-sized container that unfolds along the built-in handle to reveal tonal leather lining and all the details hidden inside.
A certainly original proposal that actually joins those of many other luxury brands that have already played with unconventional and witty shapes to apply to their accessories to make them unforgettable. First of all Balenciaga, which is practically unmatched in terms of bizzare handbags. Even Tiffany & Co., for example, has transformed its characteristic blue box into a leather cube to carry with you, Louis Vuitton has designed a “pizza box” with the monogram of its logo and even earlier Alexander Wang has created a clutch in the shape of a lunch bag.
Saint Laurent’s Take-away Box Bags are made of soft calf leather equipped with coordinated internal suede linings. The bag is available in only two colors, black and light brown, covered with an all-over diamond-shaped, monochromatic pattern with the YSL motif engraved in the leather and completed with the unmissable metal hardware of the Maison logo on the front.
Both versions of the bag are now available for purchase through the sito Web for $1,890 USD.
The very elegant, as well as very expensive, take away box bags were designed by Vaccarello to add an ironic and contemporary note to the minimal and sensual aesthetic that has distinguished the Saint Laurent style for years.
Ideal for carrying all your most precious objects around the city, this funny creation from a distance will probably look like a particularly chic doggy bag, but in truth it is a real design object.