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Woman's handbag

Designed by Hubert de Givenchy (French, born in 1927)

Object Place: Paris, France


Height x width: 11 1/2 x 8 in. (29.2 x 20.3 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin, lace

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Small evening bag, half pink and half brown with two handles (pink on one side and brown on the other). Interior is lined in pink silk. Interior pouch with brown silk covered in peach colored lace, top can be pulled tight with a brown braid drawstring. Marked on interior with Givenchy logo and stamped “Accessories/Givenchy.”


Late 1990s, purchased at a consignment shop by Yvonne J. Markowitz, Framingham, MA; Gift of Markowitz to the MFA (Accession date: December 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Yvonne J. Markowitz