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Roberta di Camerino Bags- Stylert.com
Roberta Di Camerino the legendary fashion designer of the 50s,enjoyed a high status among Hollywood’s style icons like Grace Kelly and Isabella Rossellini.
By: gaby schmid
The designer is principally known for its velvet handbags, though it has also produced womenswear and shoes. In addition to fashion accessories for both men and women, the company of Roberta di Camerino markets household furnishings, leather goods, perfumes and cosmetics, jewellery and numerous other products.
Giuliana Camerino was the designer who founded the Roberta di Camerino fashion house in Venice. She started making handbags in Switzerland during the days of World War II, when she took refuge there. In 1945, she returned to Venice and set up her own company making striped velvet satchels and carved leather handbags, progressing to scarves, umbrellas, belts, shoes and gloves. Her innovative designs put the spotlight on Italian fashion accessories in the post-War years.
She later designed and produced fabrics and garments. Her activities in the United States in the 1950's earned her an International Fashion Oscar from Neiman Marcus. The legendary Bagonghi bag, photographed in 1956 on the arm of Grace Kelly, toured the world with her.
Other devote admirers include the likes of Elsa Maxwell, Princess Paola of Liegi, Liz Taylor, Gina Lollobrigida, Isabella Rossellini and Farrah Fawcett
The label has relaunched in 2010 with head designer Giorgia Scarpa ,previously of Prada and Dior, who aims to bring the label to a new generation, with a collection referencing Roberta Di Camerino’s signature trompe l'oeil prints and opulent colours.
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