Last night, we joined a handful of fashion and Hollywood heavyweights at Barneys Beverly Hills to toast the launch of Patti Hansen’s new line of cross-body bags, Hung on U. Inspired by the dance-friendly bags worn at Studio 54, these carryalls are amazing because they’re both lightweight and hands-free, so you can do your thing without constantly clutching your shoulder. A famous model, the wife of the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, and the mother of models Alexandra and Theodora, Hansen wanted to use her celebrity status to do something that’s both creative and for a good cause, so she asked 20 of her family’s famous friends to customize a few bags for charity. See our favorites, including a furry number by Barneys’ creative director Simon Doonan (pictured), after the jump.
“It’s actually made of wig hair – not real hair, thank god!” said Doonan of his hair fringe bag. Each celebrity-designed bag is up for auction now through October 12, on Charity Buzz with all proceeds benefiting Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Fund.
We loved the rope detail on this Diane von Furstenberg design.
Perhaps the most unlikely design collaborator ever, actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis pitched in by painting and autographing a bag. We’re digging this color story, Zach!
Keith and Patti’s gorgeous daughters, Alexandra (left) and Theodora (right). “You won’t believe it, but this dress is actually from H&M! My sister gave it to me for my birthday,” Alexandra noted rather triumphantly. We then bonded over vintage and thrift stores. What girl doesn’t like a good steal?
The lady of the hour, Ms. Patti Hansen, rocking a killer Michael Kors suit. Note the rock star touch of white lingerie peeking through. Can we be this cool someday?