The Best Guests Come Bearing Gifts: The Banana Bag Trend

by Ross Kenneth Urken · December 6, 2010

When we caught up with designer Charlotte Dellal at the 24th Annual FN Achievement Awards at MoMA last week, she seemed quite delighted to make our acquaintance...

"Is that a banana bag you're wearing, or are you just happy to see me?" we asked.

"You said it before I did," she said. "Very happy to see you."

The shoe-designer extraordinaire was hanging that evening with buddy Olivia Palermo (who philosophized a bit for us), the face of Mango's holiday Look Book along with beau, Johannes Huebl. A tutti-frutti assemblage, if you ask us. The signature yellow bag comes from Della's own line, Charlotte Olympia, which has its own fair share of fruit-inspired pieces in the footwear department.

This Carmen Miranda fruit-basket foray strikes Dellal's fancy and informs her stylings.

And hence the over-sized leather banana she was toting/wielding...

[Image via National Post]