All SEKRÈ mystery bags come in classic designs and colours. This is why they will stay up to date for many years, regardless of current fashion trends. The different editions are hardly distinguishable from the outside. Thus, it is not immediately obvious which artefact has been worked into a bag. Yet the secret inside will be revealed to the connoisseur at first glance by the detachable tassels with their individual colour codes and the coloured seams.
Brigitte Bardot, French actress
Handwritten notes from 2010
Belle Femme du Monde No.1
In the 1950s/60s Brigitte Bardot was considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. As a sex symbol, 'B.B.' was the European answer to Marilyn Monroe. Her signature marks: Wild hair, cheeky look and a pout – half a vamp, half a lolita. With her sensual and self-confident beauty, paired with uninhibited eroticism, she created an entirely new women's image. She became an icon of media history and pioneered the sexual revolution.
Frederic William III, King of Prussia
Handwritten letter from 1829
In Love with Countess Auguste No.1
Frederic William III was a descendant of the Hohenzollern dynasty and grand-nephew of Frederick the Great. Shy and distanced throughout his life, the king wrote the letter to his 30 years younger wife in an unusually warm-hearted tone.
Elisabeth Alexejewna, Empress of Russia
Handwritten letter from 1822
La bonne Soeur
While searching for a suitable bride for her grandson, the future Emperor Alexander I, Tsarina Catherine the Great set her eyes on the 14-year-old Princess Luise Marie Auguste of Baden . She invited the young lady to the Russian Czar's court in the autumn of 1792. Tsarina Catherine was impressed by Luise's grace and charming beauty.
The wedding took place in October 1793 in the Winter Palace of St. Petersburg. The bride assumed the Russian name Elisabeth Alexejewna after her marriage.
Katharine Hepburn, American actress
Handwritten letter from 1977
The American actress Katharine Houghton Hepburn (1907 - 2003) had the longest career of all American film stars (60 years), and still holds the record of four Academy Awards for Best Actress to this day. Hepburn was born into an upper-class family from Connecticut and a certain aristocratic nimbus surrounded her for life. Yet the modern, self-confident women she portrayed in her movies did by no means match the ideal of the screen stars of that time, like Greta Garbo or Rita Hayworth. Katharine became the style icon of a new type of woman - self-willed, independent and rather boyish. She played such roles most convincingly as they largely reflected her own private personality.
Clemens Prince Metternich, European statesman
Handwritten letter from 1839
Le beau Clement
Clemens Wenzel Lothar von Metternich, born in in Koblenz in 1773, was a descendant of the ancient Metternich dynasty of Counts from the German Rhineland. In his early twenties Clemens entered the Austrian service as a diplomat and made a name for himself as an envoy at the royal courts of Dresden, Berlin and Paris. In Paris he first became known as "le beau Clement" and distinguished himself as a grand seigneur on the social scene. He maintained amorous relationships with numerous ladies.
Marlene Dietrich, German-American actress and singer
2 handwritten letters from 1963
Femme Fatale No.1
Marie Magdalene 'Marlene' Dietrich, born in Berlin in 1901, was the first German artist to become an international star and style icon. In 1930 she had her international breakthrough with her performance as the cabaret singer Lola Lola in the movie 'The Blue Angel'. For decades she stayed a celebrated star representing glamour, elegance and perfection. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich one of the 25th greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema.
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** also pre-used in excellent condition with original papers