Fashion and Beauty at the Masovian Museum in Płock

The collection of fashion accessories from the art deco collection of the Masovian Museum in Płock reflects the transformations in the life of a woman in the crazy 1920s and 1930s.

Masovian Museum in Płock

Women's automotive cap (20th Century) by brakMasovian Museum in Płock

Automotive cap

The first attempts to create a car date back to the 17th century, and the first car with a steam engine was made in 1769. It is no coincidence that the cap was called "automotive". The word "automobile" is used all over the world (in Poland, "auto" or "car").

Rabbit fur muff (20th Century) by brakMasovian Museum in Płock

Rabbit fur muff

Muffs are a garment that protects your hands from the cold. In the 19th century, muffs became an element of women's attire. Interestingly, the muff was often complete with a fur coat or coat.

Leather evening bag with mirror, ball pass and pencil (20th Century) by brakMasovian Museum in Płock

Leather evening bag with mirror, ski pass and pencil

Inside this bag you can find a mirror and a carnet with a miniature pencil. The tickets are small and elegant, they include types of dance for the evening.

The dancer wrote down the names of the men who invited her to dance.

Clutch bag (20th Century) by brakMasovian Museum in Płock

Envelope bag

The envelope bag is made of embossed and painted leather. On the lapel, you can find Japanese genre scenes, depicting architecture and characters in oriental costumes.

Interestingly, the characters are also found on the back of the bag and inside it.

Compact for cosmetics with a lipstick case from the "Le Debut" perfume series (20th Century) by label: Richard HudnutMasovian Museum in Płock

Compact for cosmetics with a lipstick case

Richard Hundut was an American businessman who was successful in the production of cosmetics. He created perfumes such as "Queen Anne Cologne" and "Aimée" and lines of hair cosmetics. They were sold in department stores to richer, more sophisticated customers.

Evening purse made of ostrich feathers (20th Century) by brakMasovian Museum in Płock

Evening purse made of ostrich feathers

In the first decade of the 20th century, ostrich feathers were used in the fashion industry - they were added to handbags or made into fans. Most of the feathers in the 19th and 20th centuries came from South Africa.

Mitsouko perfume glass bottle (20th Century) by label: Baccarat (bottle) , Guerlain (perfumes)Masovian Museum in Płock

Glass bottle for Mitsuoko perfumes

The perfume designer was Jacques Guerlain, and the inspiration was a love story - in the book, the wife of Japanese Navy admiral Mitsuoko fell in love with a British officer.
The bottle was made in the Baccarat studio.
 

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