It's 1969, Serge Gainsbourg's "année érotique" , but for Paco Rabanne the focus is on geometry... and recognition. That year, having already caused a stir with his unwearable dresses made from contemporary materials, he got people talking again with his striking take on the handbag. Made of hundreds of metal discs linked together using an unprecedented technique, the 1969 bag was an instant hit and quickly established the reputation of the Spanish designer. Seventy years later, Charlotte Chesnais and the French label's accessories studio are reinventing the iconic bestseller, adding mirrored tassels whose disco sparkle is reminiscent of the dress made famous by Françoise Hardy in 1968. Vintage (but not overly so), furiously cool and surprisingly light, this metallic accessory and tribute, with its fun lines and retro feel, has already established itself as a style heavyweight. Christened the Sparkle Mini 1969 and coveted across the fashion scene, it is the perfect blend of modernity and tradition, just as Julien Dossena brings new momentum to Paco Rabanne.Brilliant in every sense of the word, this tiny technical feat has been an object of desire ever since its launch in 1969. Interpretation.