A VINTAGE CHANEL QUILTED SATIN HANDBAG
R8 000 – R16 000
of fuchsia colour, edged in leather with gold metal hardware, an adjustable chain strap with leather threaded through, a pink lambskin leather tassel detail, flap top with magnetic clasp closure, the interior in black leather, featuring one zip pocket, with authenticity card and serial sticker
very good condition
20cm wide by 13cm high by 5cm deep
Tired of having to carry her bag in her hands Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel revolutionised women’s fashion and accessories when she first envisioned the classic flap bag. The bag was eventually launched in February 1955 on her return to the design world.
Key details that have featured since the earliest models include:
• Quilted diamond pattern exterior inspired by jockey’s riding coats as Chanel loved horse riding.
• Burgundy coloured lining reminiscent of the colour of the uniform from the convent where she grew up.
• A zippered pocket rumoured to have been where she stored her love letters.
• A ‘mademoiselle’ twist lock – the term derived from Chanel’s life as an unmarried woman.