April 7, 2022 | 10:59am
What’s this season’s hottest handbag? The answer is crystal clear.
For a day of press ahead of the premiere of Hulu’s “The Kardashians,” Kylie Jenner carried a curious-looking accessory: a spherical blown-glass purse adorned with cheeky devil horns and containing nothing but Kylie Cosmetics lip gloss.
Created by glassware brand Heven in collaboration with celeb-loved label Coperni, Jenner’s fragile fashion piece debuted on the latter’s fall 2022 runway in March, carried by Gigi Hadid.
And the avant-garde item has become a Hollywood must-have in recent weeks, with not one, but two different stars bringing versions to Sunday’s Grammys: Doja Cat clutched an icy blue iteration filled with Werther’s Originals (!), while Tinashe toted the same transparent style in red.
An artsy twist on Coperni’s signature “Swipe” bag, the see-through purse (which doubles as a vase) is designed to be functional as well as fashionable.
“You can put your phone in it, your wallet,” Heven’s Peter Dupont told i-D recently, with co-founder Breanna Box adding that it can even be used as a self-defense tool: “For a woman walking home alone in New York City, it’s a weapon.”
While we don’t foresee stars of Jenner’s caliber needing to swing their crystalline clutches around for safety — they have security teams, after all — it’s those highly breakable bags we’re more worried about.
From getting caught between closing subway doors to dropped on the sidewalk or knocked off a table, there are myriad ways one could accidentally smash this stylish piece into smithereens.
One of the samples even nearly shattered during Coperni’s show, according to Vogue: “Calamity was avoided when the model carrying it caught her heel on the runway and pitched forward before pulling off a graceful recovery.”
While pricing’s not yet available for the purses, which will soon be available to shop on Heven’s website, the brand’s other glassware retails for up to four figures.
And you know what they say: You break it, you buy it.