Vintage Find – Vintage Art Nouveau & Deco at Chanel & Anna Sui
Chanel and Anna Sui shamelessly paid homage to the intricate era of Art Noveau and Deco with their RTW accessories for fall. It’s kind of refreshing to see another decade being used as reference besides the usual suspects of the ’50s and ’60s. And let’s face it, most designers are influenced by the past. But are these too much of a literal interpretation? What do you think?
This one is a blatant copy, unless it is indeed the same bag used as runway accoutrement.
all bags on left: Chanel, Chanel, Anna Sui
all bags on right: 1930s mesh purse, available at Jewels USA $95
1920s long chain mail purse, available at Bobby Deenes Vintage, $225
antique beaded purse, not available but an exact match, at Dorthea’s Closet, $225