Detail: Wonderful 1950s wood butterfly jewelled box handbag. Plastic jewelled embellishment is complete and in near perfect condition. Brass and leather trim. Internal mirror. Hinges and closure are in excellent working order.
Period: Mid 1950s
Colour: As seen
Material: Wood, with plastic jewels and brass / leather trim
Size: Height 8.5" (13" with handle). Length 11" Width 3"
Femininity and grace were now predominant in the post-war fashion aesthetic. The glamour of Hollywood also had a profound effect on 50s styling which embraced elegant and sophisticated lines to emphasis sex appeal. (comment on print design that was driven more by product and interior design) The introduction of new and easy-care fabrics encourage fashion innovation that lead to the box cut and semi fitted 'sack' shapes that started to surface at the end of the decade.
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