“Handbags speak volumes about the women who carry them – Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was no different.”
According to the Daily Beast’s style and culture correspondent Robin Givham, it’s no surprise that a handbag should feature so prominently in the Thatcher bio-pic Iron Lady; after all, it’s both symbolic and functional.
“During Thatcher’s tenure as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, her handbags came to signify femininity and toughness. Their style was unassuming: slender, structured, solid, and ladylike. They looked perfectly at home with Thatcher’s dignified suits and oh-so-British hats,” she says.
“Thatcher didn’t need to wield a gavel. She ...