Paris, France, ca. 1925
Incised aluminum & Bakelite
Made of incised aluminum applied with thin layers of black Bakelite, this handbag combines industrial materials and geometry that echo the popular aesthetics of 1920s architecture: the pattern appears as a window-scape seen at an oblique angle from curbside. Its streamlined design complemented the svelte silhouette of the Jazz Age flapper who packed only essentials: a cigarette case and lipstick.