Olympia Le-Tan is a self-taught fashion designer born in London and raised in Paris. She started her career at the Chanel design studio with Karl Lagerfeld then went on to Balmain. In 2009, she launched her eponymous accessories label, combining her two obsessions, embroidery and literature to create one of a kind handbags and minaudières. French brand Olympia Le-Tan is best known for its collection of clutch bags, each inspired by the first-edition cover of a literary classic. The bags are handmade with love in France in very limited editions.