A History of Evening Bags, 01 Sep 2015 — 18 Aug 2016

A History of Evening Bags

Liang Yi Museum, 181-199 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Showcasing over two hundred 19th and 20th century European vanities from the Museum’s permanent collection, the works in this exhibition are underscored by their historical and social context. Each piece takes visitors on a journey through history – from the relaxation of Victorian morals that allowed upper class women to start putting on make-up and socialising outside of the home; the rising influences of Fabergé and the Ballet Russes with their Russian motifs in the early 20th century; to the advent of the First World War and the subsequent emancipation of women.

A History of Evening Bags enthrals, educates and surprises. This glittering display of diamonds, gold, emeralds and rubies offers a glimpse into the ornate world of the evolving 20th century woman of the past century. Star pieces include haute vanities commissioned from the houses of Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Boucheron among others.

Contacts & Details
Tue – Sat 10am – 6pm
Monday, Sunday

HK$200 includes a guided tour (by appointment only)
Wednesdays are open free of charge to full-time students with prior arrangement; Children under the age of 12 are not permitted
T: +852 2806 8280
M: visitors@liangyimuseum.com

Liang Yi Museum, 181-199 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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