Bags: A Lexicon of Style (Lexicon of Style S.)
Valerie Steele, Laird BorrelliISBN: 1902686500;
A glorious homage to the fashion and culture of the modern handbag, with interviews and images from all the leading houses?Chanel, Fendi, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Prada, HermA?s, and Bottega Veneta, to name but a few. Whether it's the tiny hand-held jewel that holds only a lipstick or the trendy Prada backpack, handbags are our most essential accessory. The ultimate status symbol, bags also speak volumes about our approach to style. This gorgeous book presents the best of contemporary design from the world's leading firms. Ranging from the status bags of Gucci and HermA?s to the exquisite beaded purses of Jamin Puech and Nathalie Hambro, and laden with color photos and sketches, Bags: A Lexicon of Style is a must for fashion lovers and those with a sense of bags as art. Valerie Steele is Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. A cultural historian specializing in fashion, she is the editor of Fashion Theory and a...
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