Given out at various locations around the world (London, Paris, New York, Milan, Tokyo and Hong Kong on 6 September), the YSL Manifesto Tote is Stefano Pilati’s third ‘Manifesto’ installment, which also features Naomi Campbell in a 20-page glossy magazine. Together, they were given out free to crazy crowds in limited quantities. Only 5000 were made for each city in Black or White and most were gone within hours.
Thankfully I got one in Black, thanks to a reader from New York. The tote is made of thin cotton with the inverted YSL logo printed on one side, and along with its long handles, makes it great for files or magazines. However being thin, it also tends to crease easily and may not be able to take heavy loads for a long period of time. Then again, it’s a collector’s item now, so I should just keep my mouth shut and just be happy I did get it.