Propelled by both the Suez Crisis and an increasing demand for oil, he and rival Aristotle Onassis became giants in global petroleum shipping.
The bag, which has also graced the arms of celebrities including Diane Kruger and Miroslava Duma, features a Roman numeral clock and is topped with a golden turn key clasp.
Born to a Greek Orthodox family, Niarchos father, Philip Niarchos, is the son of Greek shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos.
His mother is Victoria Niarchos, a member of the non-aristocratic branch of the Guinness beer clan. He is also a great-grandson of the socialite Gloria Guinness.
Niarchos is a third cousin of Athina Onassis de Miranda, whose maternal grandmother, Tina Onassis, was Niarchos's great-aunt as well as the fifth wife of his paternal grandfather. His sister is the jewelry designer and socialite Eugenie Niarchos (born 1986).
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