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This may be the most versatile bag ever designed. It is a quality made, PERFECT PURSE by couture designer Mary McFadden in the 1980s. It is made of the highest quality leatherette and it is has a reversible snap in panel that you can change to reflect your vintage wardrobe choices. It measures 11 and 1/2 inches wide and 6 and 1/2 inches tall. From top of strap to bottom of the bag is 19 inches. Basically you have a Rad 50s early 60s leopard print bag-Basic black 50s early 60s Kelly bag- Funky 50s early 60s Tapestry bag. 3 bags in one from one of America's most collectable couture designers. WOW….♥♥♥

Mary Josephine McFadden (born October 1, 1938, New York City) is an American fashion designer and writer.

After graduating from Greenvale and Foxcroft, McFadden studied at the École Lubec, 1955-56 and at the Sorbonne, 1956-57. She also studied fashion at the Traphagen School of Design in 1956 and sociology at Columbia University and at the New School for Social Research, New York, 1958-60. She also attended the Dante Alighieri Institute in Rome.

Her career included Director of Public Relations, Dior New York, 1962-64; merchandising editor, Vogue, South Africa, 1964-65; travel and political columnist, Rand Daily Mail, South Africa, 1965-68; founder, Vukutu sculpture workshop, Rhodesia, 1968-70; also freelance editor for My Fair Lady, Cape Town, and Vogue, Paris, 1968-70; special projects editor, American Vogue, New York, 1970; freelance fashion and jewelry designer, New York, from 1973; Marii pleated fabric patented, 1975; president, Mary McFadden Inc., from 1976; home furnishings line introduced, 1978; lower priced line manufactured by Jack Mulqueen, from 1980; Mary McFadden Knitwear Company, launched 1981; also costume designer for Indian film Zooni, 1993; launched Mary McFadden Studio, 1995; began designing neckwear, 1999; Mary McFadden Collection, debuted 2001.
Since then she has received many honors including the President's Fellows Award of the Rhode Island School of Design and has served as President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. McFadden's collections have been shown on runways in New York, Paris, Rome, Milan, and Tokyo. McFadden won a Coty Award in 1976 and entered the Coty Hall of Fame in 1979.
Exhibitions:A Passion for Fashion: The Mortimer Collection, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 1993. Mary McFadden: Goddesses, Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.

Awards: Coty American Fashion Critics award, 1976, 1978, 1979; Audemars Piquet Fashion award, 1976; Rex award, 1977; Moore College of Art award, Philadelphia, 1977; Pennsylvania Governor's award, 1977; Roscoe award, 1978; Presidential Fellows award, Rhode Island School of Design, 1979; Neiman Marcus award, 1979; Doctor of Fine Arts, Miami International Fine Arts College, 1984; American Printed Fabrics Council Tommy award, 1991; Visionary Woman Award, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, 2008.

Vintage MINT 80s COUTURE MARY Mcfadden Designer Signed 3 Way Perfect Purse


  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: vintage mint 80s couture mary mcfadden, designer 3 way perfect purse
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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