Peggy is an elegant day bag covered with soft velvet and with smooth leather details that contrast nicely with the trapezoidal silhouette and the rigid shape. It is practical and roomy, despite its medium size.
In addition to the variations already available, with Ardis, Palmyra and Fresie velvet, today we introduce the brand new version with Multicolor Red Fresie velvet, with shades ranging from hibiscus red, a must for next season, to geranium on an ivory background, that enhance the richness and complexity of the design, extremely feminine and trendy.
It can be carried by hand: the tubular handle is in leather with golden metal details. It can also be worn on the shoulder or over the shoulder thanks to the long leather strap provided.
It is equipped with two comfortable pockets inside: one of which has a practical zip and shows the Luigi Bevilacqua logo. The snap closure is concealed under the flap and there are practical metal support feet on the base.
It is the ideal companion for the day, an elegant and sophisticated accessory suitable for both formal and more casual occasions. Handmade by master Venetian craftsmen, it combines the quality of traditional workmanship and the preciousness of the beautiful velvet.
Inspired by the famous art collector Peggy Guggenheim, this iconic bag can elevate any outfit with its timeless vintage charm. But who was this woman who loved Venice so much and who had an eccentric and innovative character, although she grew up in a traditional context?
Who was Peggy Guggenheim
Peggy, coming from a wealthy American Jewish family and nephew of the founder of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, took possession of her grandfather’s substantial inheritance as soon as she was of age.
Soon she broke away from the rigid and stringent limits of bourgeois life in the elite Jewish society of New York and moved to Europe embracing the bohemian lifestyle of the Parisian avant-gardes.
She thus came in touch with the creative geniuses of modern art, then unknown, whom she passionately supported. When she decided to open her first art gallery, she was determined to buy one painting a day, despite the outbreak of World War II: works by Pollock, Kandinsky, Dalí, Duchamp and Mondrian among others.
This is how she laid the foundations for her collection that she exhibited at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in Venice, purchased in 1949 as a home for herself and her works and which is still today the headquarters of the Peggy Guggenheim Museum.
Peggy died in 1979 at the age of 81 but remains with her art at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, buried in the courtyard of the museum with 14 of her beloved dogs.
Peggy, thanks to her passion, has not only been able to make modern art known by creating one of the most visited collections in the world (over 300 works by over 100 of the most influential artists of the 20th century) but has also played a key role in transforming Venice into a mecca for lovers of modern art.