As for the in-between? We look back through the archives at three of our favourite moments.
1. In 1921, American painter Gerald Murphy – later taking over Mark Cross in 1934 – moved to Cap d’Antibes, France, with his wife Sara. They became known for their opulent high society lifestyle, entertaining the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso and Cole Porter. Their lives were so extravagant that the duo was the real-life inspiration behind friend F. Scott Fitzgerald’s characters Dick and Nicole Diver in the 1934 novel, Tender is the Night.
2. In the 1930s, Murphy worked with what became known as “America’s court jeweller”, Seaman Schepps, to create evening purses adorned with semi precious clips. The result was a completely new accessory that not only paved the way for merging categories, but for creating show-stopping accessories that doubled as art.