How adorable! This bag was designed by Renaud Pellegrino, a designer who produced bags under his own trademark starting in the '90's. However, he was heavily involved in design since the age of 14 when he became an apprentice for a tannery company. He worked for YSL starting in 1975 and is attributed with creating the "cardinal" bag. He worked for Dior, Givenchy, and Ungaro. In 1983 he started his own boutique. His creative designs are known for their diverse materials and reflect his wizardly with form. His bags are permanently featured in the Muses de la Mode Marseille. This particular bag is light and whimsical. It is rectangular with rounded corners. There is a fold over flap. It is made of a durable cotton linen like fabric with an large weave. It could be burlap. The color is a matte black. There are dimensional appliques sewn onto the flap. These accents appear to be made of a plastic or resin like material. There are two large flowers and the black thread that attaches them to the background are very visible and a significant part of design. This applies to all the accents. The flowers are a greyish color and appear to be hand painted. There are two green strawberry shaped forms and three smaller blue accents. Together all accents combine together to form a palette that is amusing, whimsical and light. There is a black linen carry strap with a drop of 8". There is a silver tone buckle on each end. The inside is lined with a black grosgrain fabric. There is a zippered pocket and an open one. The leather identification label stating "Renaud Pellegrino , Paris, Made in France" is affixed inside. The inside is very clean. The measurements are 6"h x 8"w x 2"d. The bag is in great condition with the most minimal indications of use or age. The carry strap seems to sway in one direction. This is an easy fix by just hanging the bag for a while on a door knob. If you want a bag that is black but at the same time, is light in mood, this is the bag for you. Fabulous with white, it can also coordinate with green, grey, blue and of course, black. A different handbag by a true artist! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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