‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Author Kevin Kwan Lists Heart Evangelista’s Hand-Painted Bags As A Status Symbol

For “crazy rich Asians,” status is everything. And sometimes, all it takes is one look at a person’s possessions to determine their status in life. So what status objects would a crazy rich Asian have?

In an interview with NYmag.com, the author of Crazy Rich Asians himself, Kevin Kwan, shared some of his top picks of status symbols.

You may be surprised that it’s not just about the logos and names. One of them is actually quite close to home. He lists Heart Evangelista’s hand-painted Hermès bags as one status symbol that may be in the possession of a crazy rich Asian.

Handpainted with love for my client! ❤️ #lovemariehandpaintedbags #lovemarie

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“For new-money CRAs, it’s all about a customized Goyard or Hermès weekend bag hand-painted by Heart Evangelista, who’s a Filipino actress and accomplished painter,” he says.

Heart excitedly shared a screenshot of the quote on her Instagram story.

In an interview with Preview, she shares that she felt honored for the recognition of her art. “I appreciate the opportunity to reach a wider audience and share my passion of painting with them,” she adds.

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Kevin Kwan is not a stranger to recognizing Filipina talents, as he has previously also honored Kris Aquino for being part of the film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians.

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