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Meet the GV3, Claire Waight Keller's First Bag for Givenchy

by Pameyla Cambe
02.02.2018
Capturing the duality of Givenchy, the GV3 is artistic director Clare Waight Keller’s first accessory for the fashion house

 

Before her appointment as Givenchy’s first female artistic director last March, Clare Waight Keller made her mark at Chloé with an aesthetic that embodied both casual femininity and effortless grace. But the British designer also possessed a flair for something else: designing beautiful accessories.

She has certainly brought that skill over with her at Givenchy — and the GV3 bag is proof.

As her first handbag line for Givenchy, the GV3 takes its name from the initials of the Maison's historic address on Avenue George V, number 3. In keeping with the Givenchy spirit, the new design is a study in contrasts: polished yet practical; chic yet casual. Despite its petite appearance, the GV3 boasts plenty of room thanks to its spacious three-compartment accordion structure. Polished flat-grained leather meets velvety suede, accentuated with dyed/hand-painted exotic leathers such as cat snake or python leather.

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GV3 Small Bag in Black Flat-Grained Leather And Grey Suede
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GV3 Small Bag in Amber Python And Grey Flat-Grained Leather
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GV3 Mini Bag in Prussian Blue Flat-Grained Leather And Grey Suede
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GV3 Nano Bag in Prussian Blue Flat-Grained Leather & Grey Suede
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GV3 Mini Bag in Aqua Flat-Grained Leather And Taupe Suede
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GV3 Mini Bag in Nude Flat-Grained Leather And Light Beige Suede
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GV3 Medium Bag in Amber Flat-Grained Leather & Mastic Suede
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GV3 Mini Bag in Amber Flat-Grained Leather And Mastic Suede
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GV3 Nano Bag in Amber Flat-Grained Leather & Mastic Suede
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GV3 Clutch in Chestnut Flat-Grained And Smooth Leather
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GV Clutch In Powder Flat-Grained And Smooth Leather
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GV Clutch in Black Flat-Grained And Smooth Leather
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GV Clutch in Red Flat-Grained And Smooth Leather
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GV3 Medium Bag in Dark Blue Grained And Smooth Leather
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GV3 Small Bag in Dark Blue Grained And Smooth Leather
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GV3 Small Bag in Black Grained And Smooth Leather
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GV3 Small Bag in Powder Grained And Smooth Leather
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GV3 Mini Bag in Elaphe & Grey Flat-Grained Leather
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GV3 Nano Bag in Amber Flat-Grained Leather & Mastic Suede
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GV3 Medium Bag in Prussian Blue Flat-Grained Leather & Grey Suede
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GV3 Mini Bag in Black Flat-Grained Leather And Grey Suede
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GV3 Nano Bag in Black Flat-Grained Leather & Grey Suede

Like the rest of Keller’s past designs, the GV3 is stylish but practical at the same time. Thanks to its dual chain and leather straps, the bag can be worn four different ways: on the arm, shoulder, cross-body or as an evening clutch. Alternatively, you can take cues from the opening look of Keller’s debut Givenchy collection and sport the Nano as a belt.

 

The GV3 comes in four sizes from nano to medium and will be available in selected Givenchy stores from 5 March 2018.

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