Detail: Gorgeous and very cute vintage box bag form the 1950s. Made by 'Dorset Rex' of Fifth Avenue NYC. Contrasting gold metal lattice work and off white marbled lucite to the base and lid. Clear lucite handle. Fully lined in black satin. A real statement piece. Very collectable.
1950s: 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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