Look for a grant from the red carpet? The clutch is the accessory for you. That’s the whole story of a minibag that has ancient origins.
Try a bag from the red carpet? For a special occasion or just for an evening unforgettably elegant? The clutch is undoubtedly the accessory to complete an outfit unique. But how does this small purse, where it seems that there cannot enter into anything?
That the clutch is an old story… Has its roots in 1800 : the ancestors of the clutch were called lattices and small pockets were embroidered in silk and contained a few essential things like a perfume bottle, an embroidered handkerchief and salts, in case of any discomfort.
The term clutch is named after the English verb to clutch, which means hand tighten. Only in the 20s this bag used as a jewel began to have success and to spread among women, characterized by an extreme elegance, with clothing lines that were tapered and budgets that decreased. In the postwar period this minibag becomes the bag model most used and appreciated. And it becomes even more so in the 60s, the years that mark definitively the independence of women, who now leads the miniskirt. The clutch becomes a symbol of freedom.
From this moment on, it becomes a fashion accessory, as well as functional and practical for its size. Some people of the clutch made its flagship model, a real stylistic are pursued with devotion. And ‘the case of the Hungarian fashion designer Judith Leiber, born 1921. His clutches are real jewels, made with crystals jewelry and sumptuous gemstones. And then there’s the knuckle clutch by Alexander McQueen which is characterized by a handle that allows the wearer to slip all fingers for a better grip of the clutch.