Detail: Chocolate brown clutch bag in Crocodile skin form the 1940s. Gorgeous chrome clasp and hand strap to back. One main compartments inside with integral two compartment purse. Fabric interior. Beautiful condition throughout.
Colour: Chocolate Brown
Material: Crocodile skin & Chrome
Size: Height 5.5. Length 10. Width 1.25 at the widest point (inches)
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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