Almost spring and almost Easter. It’s time for a celebration of those symbols that resemble life and regeneration. The trend is not the freshest one but we still like it and we believe that the precious jewel looking Fabergé egg inspired bags are always a valid whimsical alternative to more boring looking evening bags for special occasions.
The very first egg was realized in 1885 as a commission to Peter Carl Fabergé by Csar Alexander III of Russia as an Easter surprise for his wife Maria Fyodorovna. On the outside it looked like a simple egg of white enamelled gold, but it opened up to reveal a golden yolk. The yolk itself had a golden hen inside it, which in turn had a tiny crown with a ruby hanging inside, reminiscent of the matryoshka dolls. From 1885, the eggs were produced almost every year. Once an initial design was approved, the work was carried out by an entire team of artisans under Peter Carl Fabergé, among them Michael Perkhin, Henrik Wigström and Erik August Kollin. Read the complete story / Visit the online collection / Get infos on the “Magnificence of the Tsars” exhibition at V&A London
Images (Top left down): Rodo at Yoox, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Vivian Alexander, Manish Malotra, Devi Kroell, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Papier–Mâché Nesting Eggs at Williams-Sonoma, Babushka doll set at V&A Shop