Getting purse-onal with Audrey Hepburn

Let’s face it: most of us know a Louis Vuitton speedy at a glance. With the rounded rectangular shape and loop handles, it’s one of the most iconic shaped handbags to date. t was a match made in heaven when iconic actress Audrey Hepburn was spotted wearing one in 1965. During this time, Audrey Hepburn asked the Louis Vuitton designer house to create a smaller version for her to use. And through this historic agreement, the Louis Vuitton Monogram speedy 25 was born!

It was a match made in heaven when iconic actress Audrey Hepburn was spotted wearing one in 1965. During that time, Audrey Hepburn asked the Louis Vuitton designer house to create a small version of the already popular bag for her daily use. Through this historic agreement, the Louis Vuitton Monogram speedy 25 was born!

First introduced in the 1930s, the Louis Vuitton Speedy bag was available in size 35. Since Audrey’s brilliant collaboration with the designer, speedies are available in 25, 30, 35 and 40, so named for the width of the bag in centimetres.

After 80 years, the Louis Vuitton speedy remains a classic, collectable piece. And we’re quite sure that Audrey Hepburn’s influence makes it that much more of a must-have.

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