Attention blog readers who enjoy vintage plastics products: Next month, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tenn., will feature a special exhibit of uniquely styled handbags in a made of acrylic. The exhibit, titled "Carry Me!," will be on display from Oct. 18 through Jan. 17. The exhibit is expected to travel to additional U.S. cities. According to a news release from acrylic supplier Lucite International, during the 1950s, American designers used acrylic to create ,handbags that reflected the futuristic trend of the times. Today, the one-of-a-kind, designer bags are considered highly collectable. Prominent designers and design houses that crafted the bags included Wilardy, Llewellyn, Rialto, Gilli, Maxim, Myles and Patricia of Miami.
Acrylic handbags merit museum exhibit
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