Poiret, one of Coco Chanel’s greatest rivals, introduced ‘Parfums de Rosine’ in 1911. The perfume notably carried his daughter’s name in place of his own. Coco Chanel, in contrast, placed her own name prominently on every bottle when her now legendary perfume ‘No 5’ made its debut in 1921. Both the scent and the packaging have become iconic. This patent-leather clutch is decorated with a cartoonesque image of Coco Chanel.
On permanent display in the Museum of Bags.
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