Год издания: 2007
Издатель: Collins Design
Количество страниц: 192
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The handbag has never been more important in fashion than it is today. Whether Prada, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, or Chanel, the It bag of the season is a much coveted designer item that indicates supreme style cachet and for which the fashion minded do not hesitate to spend. In this lush volume, filled with a range of rich historical and contemporary images, fashion authority Caroline Cox explores the history of this must have accessory, beginning with its development in the nineteenth century with the reticule essentially a pocket with a handle to the slouchy, greatly oversized bags popular today. In six chapters, each devoted to a decade, Cox not only highlights the most noteworthy bags in fashion design, but looks at their evolution within the social context of the day. Featured bags include Vuitton's revolutionary Noe bag for the female traveler, Art Deco clutch bags molded in Bakelite, the Hermes Kelly bag endorsed by Princess Grace of Monaco in the 1950s, and the It bag of the...