Hermès has revealed Birkin bags made of real vegetables

Plant based sustainable fashion or art good enough to eat?

Hermès went all green, reinterpreting the iconic Birkin with asparagus, cabbage and cucumbers intricately crafted by artist Ben Denzer.

No part of the vegetables was wasted: stalks were bent and tied together to create handles, while flesh was cut into a padlock and bridges.

Birkin bags hit record prices even as the world ground to a halt: highest selling handbags in history at Christie's are a Birkin made of crocodile skin for nearly $390,000 and a Kelly bag for close to $450,000.

The ravishing Hermès Himalaya Birkin Bag is considered the Holy Grail in a Handbag collection, while the Himalaya Kelly is fabled as “The Rarest Handbag in the World”.

After years of criticism from animal rights activists, Hermès has begun working with mushroom-based alternative vegan leather.

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