Jane Birkin Asks Hermès to Take Her Name Off Its Celeb-Loved Croc Bags

Birkin bags — with their years-long wait lists, five-digit price tags and cult-like celebrity following — have long been considered a status symbol. Now the inspiration behind Hermès ‘s high-fashion bag, British singer and style icon Jane Birkin, is speaking out about the practices used to created one of the label’s most notable (and expensive) iterations, the crocodile Birkin. Getty; Courtesy Hermes Following an investigation conducted by PETA (which the organization published footage of on its website ), Birkin released a statement to the AFP . “Having been alerted to the cruel practices reserved for crocodiles during their slaughter to make Hermès handbags carrying my name… I have asked Hermès to debaptise the Birkin Croco until better practices in line with international norms can be put in place,” she said. RELATED: Rihanna’s Handgun-Shaped Handbag, and More Controver...

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