If you’re like us, and you couldn’t wait to see more of what the partnership between Blackpink’s Rosé and Saint Laurent would bring, today is your lucky day. Less than three weeks after the K-pop idol was announced as the global face of the luxury house’s Fall 2020 collection, she’s back with another campaign. This time around, she’s lending her star power to the Maison’s brand new bag — the Solferino.
Clad in a ruffled white lace blouse and a chunky chain-link necklace, Rosé exudes confidence and sensuality in the black-and-white video and photo series lensed by David Sims. And sharing the limelight with the singer is the impossibly chic, instantly classic Solferino satchel, Saint Laurent’s must-have accessory for the Fall 2020 season and beyond.
Named after the Rue de Solferino on Paris’ famed Rive Gauche (or “left bank”), close to where the Maison’s studio is located, the bag features a slightly retro, boxy silhouette, softened around the edges and outlined by a border of padded piping. The signature house monogram graces its front in gold-tone hardware not only as an embellishment, but also as a secret mechanical lock that pivots open with a push of the letter “L”.
Thoughtfully constructed with a triple gusset to ensure that its shape is preserved, the Solferino is finished with a deliberately shortened shoulder strap for easy access to its contents, and arrives this month in a choice of two sizes and either smooth box leather, supple suede or exotic skins in black, ivory, cinnamon, and opium red.