minaudiere

There’s an artisanal craft in furniture making and horology called marquetry, where pieces of wood, shell or ivory are inlaid in wood veneer. The result: works of art, really. First introduced in Plexiglass last season, these diary-sized clutches – now updated in hand-applied leather patchworks of Cadillacs and panthers – are the fashion equivalent. Novelty clutch + artisanal workmanship = trophy case. Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Tuxedo metal minaudieres with leather, $5,580 each.

This story first appeared in Female’s June 2017 issue.

Like this? Check out style star Yoyo Cao’s top picks from the Gucci Cruise 18 show, 10 summer sandals you need for your June getaway and one piece swimsuits are the new summer must-haves this year.