In 1955, Gabrielle Chanel created the 2.55 handbag using the philosophy of liberty of movement, the revolutionary shoulder strap freeing up women's hands in a form that, more than 60 years later, is as modern and desirable as the day it was first designed.

An illustration of the Gabrielle by Karl Lagerfeld

Continuing in Chanel's legacy of exquisite design and practicality, Karl Lagerfeld today launches a new bag, the Gabrielle. Named after Mademoiselle Coco herself, the bag draws from the retro-futuristic mood of the presentation, nodding to the house's heritage as well as the collection's forward-thinking inspiration. Lagerfeld was initially inspired by the shape of augmented-reality glasses as well as men's binocular cases.

Kristen Stewart arrives at LAX with her Gabrielle bag

Fitted with an adjustable double-chain and leather strap, the bag, crafted from aged calf-skin, is a structure built on a rigid, thermoformed base with a light, supple main body that changes form to accommodate the body in movement and is available in a varied palette that suits any mood: black python, yellow, pink, red, blue and aqua.

Much in the vein of the aforementioned 2.55, the Gabrielle is sure to be a modern classic. 

Introducing the Chanel Gabrielle Bag