The Palazzo Empire handbags from Versace are already great looking, but now they’ve launched the Versace Palazzo Empire: Seven Bags For Seven Cities. For this special project, Versace invited crowd-sourced photos via an online competition to help them design seven, special one-of-a-kind collectible versions highlighting monuments and cityscapes of seven glamorous cities.
First off, a bit about the original handbag for you.
The Versace Palazzo Empire handbags are the ‘it’ bags of 2016. A bag of supple luxury, crafted in the finest calfskin, or in special limited editions in crocodile or python. It’s a versatile style that can be carried two ways, either in the hand or across the body with the regiment stripe strap. Inside are functional pockets and a linen lining. The Palazzo Empire is defined by its Medusa head, which stands proud in metallic, or painted tone-on-tone to match the color of the bag.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Bella Hadid and Stella Maxwell starred in the video advertisement for Versace’s Palazzo Empire bag:
Versace Palazzo Empire: Seven Bags For Seven Cities
The competition gave anyone the opportunity to express their imagination by uploading an original photo of what they consider the monuments or landscapes, found in the cities of Paris, Milan, Tokyo, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong or São Paulo which best characterize, and hence are symbolic of, that city.
Versace then selected a detail of the monument or symbolic landscape pictured in the published winning photographs and transferred it to the Palazzo Empire Bag to be marketed and sold by Versace through its own authorized sales channels.
You can view a gallery of the submitted photos here
The Seven Bags For Seven Cities
Below are the fronts of each of the 7 bags. The sides and the backs are decorated with imagery as well.
Discover them in the Versace boutiques of Beijing, Hong Kong, Milan, New York, Paris, Sao Paolo and Tokyo.