2004 : February: After a three-year hiatus, ready-to-wear returns under Tomas Maier. The 60-piece collection is praised as clean-lined and timeless. July: A Fifth Avenue flagship opens. Five New York鈥搕heme bags are created for the occasion. Maier tells Pandora Luxurye that the black trim on the Manhattan bag is reminiscent of "Park Avenue on a rainy night." Bottega Veneta also launches its collection of jewelry, much of which is crafted to be reminiscent of the intrecciato weave.

1980 : Actress Lauren Hutton, playing a wealthy housewife, carries a Bottega Veneta bag in the film American Gigolo.

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