Houdini hat carries creative cool
All that talk about wizards last week has me thinking about real-life magician and escape artist Harry Houdini. It’s not everyday you get to see something that cool being pulled out of a designer’s hat.
The patterns on the bag look like well worn vintage lace, felt and velvet which were all common fabrics of Houdini’s time at the turn of the 20th century. Presto chango! Alakazam! The fabric handles have been printed with a rabbit.
Aside from performing in circuses, on stage and through street theater Houdini appeared in movies. He also became president of Martinka & Co., America’s oldest magic company. I’d go buy something at the magic shop that currently bears his name just to get one of these bags. Not bad for a Hungarian boy who grew up to be the highest paid performer in American vaudeville.