plastic makes perfect on the runway.

by faran krentcil

When Jean Paul Gaultier presented his latest - and final - collection for Hermes this week in Paris, he may have left the door open for a major trend resurgence.

Check out the transparent handbag (image four) he sent down the runway. We're sure it's made from an ultra-luxe material and built by fashion experts, but it reminds us a bit of the old "Jelly Kelly" bags from 2003.

Those were rubber handbags built to look like certain designer labels, and although nobody would mistake a see-through plastic sack for a Paris original, the trend quickly took off - New Yorkers appreciated the tongue-in-chic feel of the plastic ripoffs, and Kelly Osbourne memorably toted hers all over the tabloids.

Hopefully, Hermes will produce their own version for Spring to give the old trend some new (and very expensive) legs.  In the meantime, if you want to gamble on something similar, the Jelly Bags website has a couple options - including a glow-in-the-dark version - that you can buy right now.

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