A staple among the Kardashian krew, Kanye’s new muse Julia Fox, Tracee Ellis Ross, Hailey Bieber, and fictional character Carrie Bradshaw, Balenciaga’s Hourglass handbag sings a tune of sculptural modernity while drenched in significant fashion history. Simultaneously on trend and timeless, the perennially stylish accessory is known for its definitively curved silhouette. With ties linking back all the way to the fashion house’s founding father, the Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga. His legendary Basque waistcoats from the 1950s served as inspiration for the brand’s current creative director Demna. Amplifying and exaggerating one’s shape, the waistcoats’ clean lines cemented the house’s signature design DNA.
First seen in his Fall/Winter 2019 collection for Balenciaga, we’ve seen the trendy bag on the arm of every celeb in fabrications from matte leather, croc, and rhinestone encrusted. With Kim Kardashian and Dua Lipa opting for the shimmering style, the Hourglass bag is as hot as ever. Even receiving the Gucci treatment, the it-bag was “hacked” by the Italian luxury label when creative director Alessandro Michele implemented elements from Demna’s Balenciaga for a collaboration chosen by the one and only, Carrie Bradshaw in the new Sex and the City reboot And Just Like That.
Here, GRAZIA has compiled a comprehensive A-list inventory of our favorite celebrities seen out and about with Balenciaga’s scorching hot Hourglass bag in tow.