Handbag, Pierre Cardin, French, 1968

Leather and chrome

Pierre Cardin made his name in the 1960s with his futuristic space-age fashions. Uniform-inspired and body-skimming garments were made using newly manufactured materials, including vinyl. This striking handbag with its glossy patent leather and large circular chrome handle exemplifies the designer’s love of bold geometric shapes.
Accession Number: SHM.2010.L.171:i

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