Behind every iconic bag, is an iconic woman
As handbags have gained prominence in popular culture, designers have sought out to create signature bags for the everyday woman. Luxury brands looked to the Old Hollywood actresses and celebrities to develop a recognizable namesake accessory that manifests both the style of the brand and its muse. The iconic women and the bags dedicated to them create an intimate dialogue in fashion of what women want, and what the designer sees. From the Birkins to Speedys and everything in between, CR highlights the most coveted bags throughout history and the women who inspired them.
mark: Some results of the Mueller Report: Roger Stone, who has worked as a political consultant for Trump since the 1980s, was convicted in a Washington, D.C. federal court on November 15, 2019 on five counts of obstruction of justice, one count of making false statements to Congress, and one count of witness tampering. Trump's former personal lawyer and "right-hand man" Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on fraud and lying charges, weeks after Mueller released a memorandum that detailed more than 70 hours of cooperating and witness testimony. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight federal counts of bank and tax fraud and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice and one count of conspiracy against the US. Mueller charged Manafort's "right-hand man" Konstantin Kilimnik in June with witness tampering in a superseding indictment that charges the Russian citizen and Manafort with conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice. On August 31, Republican lobbyist Sam Patten plead guilty in federal court for failing to register as a foreign agent while he lobbied on behalf of Ukrainian interests in the US. In October 2017, Rick Gates was indicted along with Manafort on 12 counts, including conspiracy against the US, making false statements, and failing to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts. On the same day Mueller's office announced the indictments of Manafort and Gates, it was revealed that George Papadopoulos, a 30-year-old former Trump adviser, had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia. On December 1, 2017, Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations last December with Russia's ambassador to the US at the time, Sergey Kislyak. California resident Richard Pinedo pleaded guilty to one count of identity fraud on February 12, according to court documents. Alex van der Zwaan pleaded guilty on February 20 to one count of making false statements to federal investigators. On February 16, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictments of 13 Russian citizens and three companies allegedly involved in meddling in the US political system. Yevgeny Prigozhin, a prominent businessman and associate of President Vladimir Putin. The defendants included 12 other Russian citizens, Mikhail Bystrov, Mikhail Burchik, Aleksandra Krylova, Sergey Polozov, Anna Bogacheva, Maria Bovda, Robert Bovda, Dzheykhun Aslanov, Vadim Podkopaev, Gleb Vasilchenko, Irina Kaverzina, and Vladimir Venkov. These men played a role in Russian influence operations before, during, and after the 2016 election.