The Birkin is the most coveted object of recent decades. Born in the sky, in 1984 on a flight from Paris to London. British actress Jane Birkin, couldn't find a bag suitable for her needs as a young mother. Jean-Louis Dumas, Executive Chairman of Hermes (1978-2006) immediately sketched a supple and spacious rectangular holdall with a burnished flap and saddle stitching. This is not a Birkin...sorta!