Presley Gerber Walked the Bottega Veneta Show With a Man Purse During Milan Fashion Week

Presley Gerber
Presley Gerber Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty

Real men rock purses and wear pink! When male models such as Presley Gerber hit the runway during Bottega Veneta’s Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear show on Saturday, September 23, some of them were holding a surprising accessory: brightly colored monogrammed clutches and purses.

Tomas Meier’s show for the Italian luxury brand during Milan Fashion Week also featured some of the men sporting clothing pieces in millennial pink, the current hot hue of the moment for women. Celebrities spotted front row for the show included Kris Jenner and Lauren Hutton, who hit the catwalk for the brand last year. 

Bottega Veneta Spring Summer 2018 fashion show
Bottega Veneta Spring Summer 2018 fashion show Catwalking/Getty Images

Backstage, Maier explained his vision for 2018 to reporters. “Modernity is the way something is made,” Maier said. “Modernity is not square and hard. It is how you conceive things and how you make them work.”

He also shared that the goal of his latest collection was to inspire happiness. “Because things are a little tough for all of us, so we need something in the morning to get us going,” the designer said.

Bottega Veneta Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2018 fashion show
Bottega Veneta Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2018 fashion show Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty

We’d totally steal that purple bag from our boyfriend or best guy friend! Some of Hollywood’s leading men such as John Mayer, Ryan Reynolds, Terrence Howard and Pharrell Williams have all been spotted rocking a murse before, so maybe they’ll be buying one of these fab Bottega Veneta bags.

“For men, large weekenders and totes have a bold but clean color-block with a blank band for embossed shadow letters or stitched versions in leather or croc,” the brand’s website explains. “The ultimate: a lush gray ostrich tote with stitched croc letters. The bags are soft and weightless but roomy. Clever charms allow for yet more personality.”

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