Suffering for Beauty

Last week, Cathy Horyn reported on the success of Tom Ford’s Mombasa bag for YSL, one of the most sought after handbags of this season. Editors were reportedly given the trophy by Tom personally, and it has been seen dangling from shoulders of many of the ‘best dressed’. Well, there’s a flip side to this, giving the term ‘suffer for beauty’ new meaning.

I recently spotted a Mombasa- clad fashion plate neighbor, who always carries the season’s must have bag, and she looked contorted in pain. It seems the bag is not only heavy, but the horn handle, which is primarly what sets it apart, functions as a ‘torture’ device as it perches on your shoulder blade. Ouch! She claims as soon as she finds a buyer, the bag is history…..

Marilyn Kirschner

I am a long time fashion editor with 40+ years of experience. As senior market of Harper's Bazaar for 21 years I met and worked with every major fashion designer in the world and covered all of the collections in Paris, London, Milan and New York. I was responsible for overall content, finding and pulling in the best clothes out there, and for formulating ideas and stories.

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