Gabriela Hearst's hit handbags have as much star power as their famous namesakes

Gabriela Hearst's hit handbags have as much star power as their famous namesakes

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Text: Ryan Sng

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Since founding her eponymous label in 2014, Uruguayan-American designer Gabriela Hearst's sleek handbags have landed in the arms of Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, and Gillian Anderson: all among the most charismatic-yet-understated screen presences working in Hollywood. The obvious appeal of Hearst's work led LVMH to acquire a minority stake in her company earlier this year, with staples like the Nina bag (named after legendary musician-activist Nina Simone, and which made headlines for its lengthy waitlist when it was first introduced) well on their way to becoming future classics.

Below, our roundup of the Gabriela Hearst bags to invest in and the extraordinary women they were named for — click on the gallery captions to shop them all.

Nina, named after musician-activist Nina Simone

The folds of Hearst's 'bag that started it all' unfurl with a twist of its turnlock clasp.

Diana, named after actress-singer Diana Ross

For people who simply can't stand accordion music, this bellowed frame purse is a gentle (if rather costly) entry into exposure therapy.

Patsy, named after country music legend Patsy Cline

The Patsy was designed with '40s-style lunchboxes in mind — meaning we might need it in a jumbo size.

Joni and Mitchell, named after singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell

The 'Big Yellow Taxi' and 'Both Sides, Now' singer can claim the unique honour of having two purses named after her, both featuring drawer compartments. The Joni's adjustable strap allows it to be worn a variety of ways:

While the Mitchell's top handle is completely detachable, making for a conversation-starting occasion clutch: