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Emmy Rossum Carlos Falchi Ashley Python

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Carlos Falchi is making quite the comeback and I’m so happy for him! I went to a personal appearance he did at Bergdorf Goodman a few months ago and chatted with him for a bit and he seemed so genuinely passionate about his work…pretty impressive when you’ve been in the business for as many decades as he has. Just a month or two after his personal appearance I met the designer again at the Target showroom for a preview they did for his collection and he actually remembered me (or at least did a good job pretending!). Needless to say I’ve been keeping an extra close eye on his work since getting some details on the intricate craftsmanship and carefully picked skins that go into his bags. I’m not a fan of the satchel-shape for the most part (always makes me think of school girls!), but the python skin on Emmy Rossum’s makes up for it. Falchi is definitely hit or miss for me. A number of his pieces are wildly tacky and too colorful for my taste, but he hit the mark with this one (Carlos Falchi Ashley Python Satchel, $2,560. Available at Bergdorf Goodman). It’s simple, versatile, easy-to-wear, and definitely something that will hold its own for many years.

Have you picked-up any of Carlos Falchi’s designs this year?


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  1. He seems like such a genuinely nice person. I guess he had to go on Home Shopping Network to keep his company going, but he is an artisan, who has stood the test of time. I wish him well and love this bag. I saw his bags at Target and the quality of the faux leather was ultra cheap. Sad, but he has to make a living I guess.