E00047: Lilly Dache’ was a famed New York designer whose appeared on the TV classic “What’s My Line” as mystery guest on August 28, 1955. This example of her work is rare, unused with the original box and labels intact. But the most unique aspect is the printed magnolia-like floral design on a Naples yellow ground that adorns the leather exterior. The coin purse features “Arist-o-Matic, allowing coins to slip into the coin purse without unsnapping it! Dache' and famed French designer Elsa Schiaparelli both designed for Aristocrat Leather Products in 1954. The folding money slot has a hidden compartment behind it. The acetate photo sleeves include an ID card with no space for zip code, pointing certainly to a 1950’s date. You’ll never see another Mint In Box! Measures 9 ¼ x 3 ¾ x ¾”. SOLD for $70 in 2005
Lilly Dache' attended the 1954 January Handbags & Accessories Show at the Hotel McAlpin, New York City.
Mother of Pearl with French accents were featured in the Spring line for Aristocrat.