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On display at V&A South Kensington
Bags: Inside Out, Room 40

Handbag

ca. 1965 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Quilted black leather handbag with a gold chain handle.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Quilted leather with gilt
Brief Description
Quilted leather handbag, designed by Chanel, Paris, ca. 1965
Physical Description
Quilted black leather handbag with a gold chain handle.
Gallery Label
Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel first designed the ‘2.55’ bag in February 1955, hence its name which represents the second month and year. It quickly became a highly recognisable classic featuring its distinctive quilted leather, rectangular lock and chain shoulder strap. It remained unchanged until the 1980s, when Karl Lagerfeld reinterpreted the bag by adding the CC logo to the clasp. V&A, Room 40, Bags: Inside Out. (12/2020)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Vera French
Bibliographic Reference
Bags V&A Exhibition (Project)Bags: Inside Out (2020) Lucia Savi, V&A Publishing, pg 95
Collection
Accession Number
T.37-1983

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record createdMay 19, 2009
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