Minaudière, Volupté, American, 1950–59

Metal and rhinestones with simulated leather holder

Minaudières were designed to carry pressed powder, lipstick and a mirror, allowing women to replenish or change their look regardless of location. After the Second World War cosmetics had become essential to the fashionable woman and played as much a part in creating the right look as her wardrobe.
Accession Number: SHM.2010.M.212:i-v

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