Detail: Gorgeous kelly style vintage corde handbag from the late 1940s or early 1950s. Traditional materials were rationed during this period (post WWII) and designers / manufacturers were perhaps at their most creative in their use of materials. This piece is by Corde, perhaps the most prestigeous brand producing cord bags during the 40s and 50s.
Material: Cord / Satin lining and gold frame / clasp
1940s: The first half of the decade was dominated by WWII . Styles echoed military uniforms and was almost utilitarian. Fabrics were rationed in the UK and thus simple designs dominated fashion during this time, with an emphasis on beautiful tailoring. Post-war, fashion came back with a bang. In 1947, Dior launched his 'The New look' collection; perhaps the most controversial fashion statement made to date. It proposed absolute femininity and extravagance at a time that was still recovering from a period of limitation, yet the new-look demolished pre 1947 styles over night. Billowing skirts, narrow waists, padded hips and rounded shoulders changed fashion in a moment and has influenced it ever since.
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