Compacts and Smoking Accessories, Paperback / softback Book

Compacts and Smoking Accessories Paperback / softback


Cosmetics and tobacco are two of the 20th century's most fascinating fashion influences, for they inspired new accessories for the well-dressed woman.

This book highlights the evolution of popular vanity cases by investigating materials from compact, cigarette case and lighter manufacturers.

The book begins with a history of cosmetics, and their impact on society, and goes on to show how compacts evolved to hold cosmetics and who fashioned them.

The tobacco-related containers are also traced from their beginnings to the establishment of a new line of accessories for both men and women.

Through her newly revised text and hundreds of color photographs and advertising pieces of examples arranged chronologically, the author provides a wealth of information in this growing collector's field.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 160 pages, 385+ photos
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
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  • Category: Fashion design & theory
  • ISBN: 9780764307744

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