Being an international supermodel at 20 has a lot of perks—one being that luxury design houses create handbags especially for you. Kaia Gerber is often seen with a Celine handbag, and so in 2020, the creative director, Hedi Slimane, designed a shoulder bag especially for her.
Kaia always stays loyal to her minimal aesthetic, wearing straight-leg jeans and leather coats you would expect the cast of Friends or her mother, Cindy Crawford, to have worn back in the ’90s. The handbag, Ava, unsurprisingly looks like it’s straight from this decade thanks to its crescent-shaped silhouette that tucks neatly under the shoulder. The bag was initially made just for Kaia but then a year later was included in the S/S 21 collection and now remains a core design for the house.
Given this is a bag designed specifically to Kaia’s taste, it’s no surprise that she wears it almost every day and with almost everything in her wardrobe—whether that’s with leggings, socks and sandals en route to the gym or pretty sundresses. It’s a classic shape and simple design, but how close it sits to the body and its nostalgic touches, such as the chain detailing on the strap, give it a cool edge.
Originally, Kaia wore the tan version in calfskin. However, she has now expanded her collection to include a beautiful green version, a logo-printed bag and a black quilted leather. Keep scrolling to see her many Avas, and shop the bag below.