This chapter considers the development of Futurist accessories. The Futurists have long proclaimed a revolution in accessories, which complemented, or rather, was integral to, their revolution in clothing. Many of the artists in the movement put theory into practice, including Giacomo Balla, Enrico Prampolini, Tullio Crali, Tato (Gugliemo Sansoni), Gerardo Dottori, Thayaht (Ernesto Michahelles), and Mino Delle Site; they created scarves and shawls, buckles and buttons, bags and umbrellas, necklaces and bracelets. These did not cause, however, a shift in fashion trends that immediately influenced what was seen on the street—nor were they meant to. It is argued that the Futurists never really intended to sell their products nor make them part of a process of mass production. Their ultimate purpose was to challenge bourgeois convention.
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