>> Sofia Coppola has been working on her capsule collection of shoes and handbags for Louis Vuitton for the past year, and they won't be on sale until next Spring, but at least we can have a look at one of the finished products now.
Inspired by a trip to Louis Vuitton's original home in Asnieres, on the outskirts of Paris, Sofia wanted to design "the perfect bag that doesn't exist." The result? A "chic, discreet and lightweight [bag] that isn't enormous" — the SC bag, shown at left in calf leather, $2,190 for the monogram version; an evening clutch ($1,086) with pochette containing a mirror — "a thing I wanted for myself; and a gilded wedge ankle-strap sandal ($679) based on her mother's Yves Saint Laurent shoes in the 1970s among them.
And to answer the question on everyone's lips — will Sofia be returning to the fashion business with a new, full-fledged clothing line? "I wouldn't say never, but I don't have patience to learn all the details — know about proportions. Clothing is so nonstop. What I love about films is that you can take the summer off."