The Handbags Of Alfred Hitchcock: Rear Window And Marnie

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Tippi  Hendron, Yellow Bag, Marnie

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Mark Cross, The ‘Grace” Small Trunk, $1695, At Barney’s

Hitchcock had a thing for bags, pre-dating our own obsession  with them by a half a century. In the 50’s and 60’s, status must-haves were furs and jewels and bags were affordable enough that a new outfit usually included a new bag and shoes. (Think about $35-$100 each, at a time when dresses cost that as well.) The colors and nuance of costume were obsessive  elements of story-telling and character for Hitchcock,  and his cool blonde heroines were not shy about the bags they carried (Yellow Bag, Marnie) or discovered (Red Bag, Rear Window). 501611237501611237_product_3

In 2012, Mark Cross re-introduced  The  ‘Grace’ Trunk”,  the  bag Kelly used as an overnight tote for her negligee.  Lined in red leather, it’s been updated with an 501611237_product_2optional shoulder strap. $1.695 at Barney’s.

Grace Kelly, Rear Window

Grace Kelly, Rear Window

Grace Kelly, Rear Window

Grace Kelly, Rear Window

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