VANITY AFFAIR: THE ART OF NECESSAIRES

VANITY AFFAIR: THE ART OF NECESSAIRES
Publication Date: 
October 1, 2019
Format: 
Hardcover
Trim Size: 
13.6in. x 10.8in. x 1.7in.
ISBN: 
9788891817945
Availability: 
In Stock
About This Item: 
Edited by Lyne Kaddoura. Introduction by David comte de Snowdon. Preface by Francois Curiel. Contributions by Vivienne Becker, Catherine Cariou, Laurence Mouillefarine, Pierre Rainero, Diane Scarisbrick.This is the ultimate illustrated guide to the most exquisite vanity cases from the nineteenth century onward, an unmissable opportunity for lovers of jewelry and fashion.This elegant and richly illustrated volume, featuring a slipcase and gilded page edges, showcases a rare private collection of vanity cases and includes an exquisite array of luxury accessories from the nineteenth century to the twentieth century. These vanity cases, carefully designed and mostly handmade, became covetable accessories with the advent of beauty products.The vanity case, the ultimate jeweled fashion accessory, was designed and made mostly in Paris by skilled designers and craftsmen who understood that the fashionable modern woman needed a practical solution for carrying lipstick, powder compact, cigarettes, lighter, theater tickets, keys, and other small paraphernalia. Tiny, made of precious metals, including platinum and gold, with inlays of lacquer, gemstones, mother-of-pearl, jade, or enamel, these reticules took hundreds of hours of patient craftsmanship to complete. This is the ultimate illustrated guide to the most exquisite vanity cases from the nineteenth century onward, an unmissable opportunity for lovers of jewelry and fashion. This elegant and richly illustrated volume, became covetable accessories with the advent of beauty products. The vanity case, these reticules took hundreds of hours of patient craftsmanship to complete.
$150.00
Binding: 
Hardcover

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