Luxury accessories designer Lana Marks, personal friend and handbag designer of Princess Diana, has produced an exclusive emerald green handbag, which will be auctioned to raise funds for the American Red Cross.
The bag, estimated to be worth in excess of $20,000, will be included in the Luxury Accessories Auction run by Heritage Auctions on 26th September in Beverly Hills. All proceeds from the sale of the bag will be donated to benefit children relocated to shelters in the aftermath of the Houston flood.
Made from emerald crocodile skin, the handbag includes a diamond heart containing 225 E colour white diamonds, amounting to 3.22 carats. Each stone is individually set on 18k yellow gold. The bag is one of Lana Marks’ signature luxury handbags and produced in a very limited number. The crocodile and alligator versions of the bag are already sold out in the US.
The Lana Marks luxury handbag brand has supplied celebrity clients including Kate Winslet, Drew Barrymore, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, Chloe Sevigny, Lucy Liu, and Jennifer Aniston, as well as members of royal families around the world.
Lana Marks said: “Princess Diana was such an excellent person and good friend, and I know she would be thrilled to see us honouring her memory. She was so passionate about helping children around the world, and was active with the Red Cross. I have a relationship with the American Red Cross through my friendship with Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, who chairs the board, so it is a perfect match.”