Movie maker Sofia Coppola has turned handbag designer after impressing fashion king Marc Jacobs with her ideas.

The stylish director, who fronts Jacobs' cosmetics line, thrilled the designer when she started faxing him her bag ideas and now the pair have joined forces to create a new handbag range.

She says, "The accessories designer who does the bags was on maternity leave and I said, 'I've got some ideas for some bags.'"

17/11/2003 08:57