Detail: Wounderful 1950s gold novelty evening clutch handbag, by Graceline Original. An illusional piece that takes on the form of a fabric bound book. Gold thread fabric and brass frame. Stunning interior, fully lined in black satin with lipstick mirror and tiny coin purse.
Material: Brass & Satin
Size: Height 4". Length 7". Width 1.5 "
Vintage 1950s Gold Novelty Evening Bag
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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