Design House House of Chanel French

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Given the perfect coordination typical of Mrs. Kempner's approach to dressing, it is a surprise to find that she was indifferent to handbags. And, while the number of shoes in her wardrobe is substantial, it is clear that shoes and bags played a lesser supporting and somewhat expendable role in Mrs. Kempner's arsenal of style. However, even among these more prosaic collections are a number of designs of notable originality and exceptional creativity.

Shoes, House of Chanel (French, founded 1910), a,b) silk, leather, metal, French

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