Inside the Fendi Baguette Party

The highly coveted accessory continues to inspire outfit envy and pop-cultural cameos.

The cult of It-bags is a trail of breadcrumbs leading to the Fendi Baguette. Since the Ur-accessory, a compact confection designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi, debuted in 1997, the Baguette has inspired generations of fashionistas, with Sex and the City cameos and a never-ending cycle of styles—over 1,000 to date. The bag’s allure was on full-gloss display at the #BaguetteFriendsForever party last night, held at the luxury house’s Madison Avenue flagship. Heralding the reissue of four signature styles, the event lured a caravan of celebrities and models to toast the Baguette’s ever-rising appeal.

Embodying the night’s hashtag, comrades Emma Roberts and Amanda Seyfried walked the red carpet together, trading memories of the It-bag as a girlhood status symbol. “Every time I saw a girl wearing [a Baguette] I would covet it,” Roberts said in an interview with Fendi. “I got my first one at a second-hand shop… There was a big thing with matching at school.” Added Seyfried: “I always wanted all of my best friend’s clothing!” Proving that some things never change, the pair served equal parts friendship goals and Baguette envy, toting two complementary new styles—Roberts’s a pink monogrammed edition and Seyfried’s the black leather counterpart.

See all the best looks from last night below.

Amanda Seyfried
Ebonee Davis
Natalie Suarez, Dylana Suarez, Leonie Hanne, Brittany Xavier

Isabelle Chaput, Nelson Tiberghien
Nina Agdal
Daniela Braga, Devon Windsor
Emma Roberts, Amanda Seyfried
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