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Bag
(c. 1930)

Artist/s name
Medium
glass, marcasite, metal, acetate (lining)
Measurements
21.6 x 15.8 x 1.6 cm
Place/s of Execution
France / Belgium
Accession Number
2005.406
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2005
Gallery location
Not on display
About

For day, a flat slim bag was worn under the arm or held in the hand. For evening, bags were smaller, glamorous and tactile in sequins and beads. Day or night, the flat bag could be pressed against the wearer’s outfit in order to add a graphic jewel to their ensemble, as in Steichen’s Model wearing evening sandals and a wrap by Drecoll, 1926.

—text from Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion (Jan 1970)