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Your Price: $18.99 CDN
Last copy!
Author: Claire Wilcox
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 127
Pub. Date: 2008
ISBN-10: 1851775366
ISBN-13: 9781851775361

About the Book:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

A comprehensive look at the changing styles and uses of one of fashion’s best-loved accessories, the bag, throughout history.

Exploring the changing styles and uses of bags from the Middle Ages to the present day, this gorgeous book – featuring specially commissioned photography of bags from the world-famous collections at London's Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) – this colourful and authoritative book includes everything from delicate drawstring purses to must-have designer handbags by the likes of Chanel, Moschino, and Prada.

Written by Claire Wilcox, a senior curator of fashion at the V&A, Bags is fully illustrated in colour throughout and arranged chronologically. A detailed glossary, bibliography, and index conclude the book.

What people say:

"Features everything from the early-day drawstring purses to the latest Chanel bag." — Marie Claire

About the Author:

Claire Wilcox has been a Senior Curator of Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) since 2004 where she had overall responsibility for collections, programming and research. Since 2013, she has also been Professor in Fashion Curation at the London College of Fashion (LCF), University of the Arts London. She has curated many exhibitions at the V&A including blockbuster shows, for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty and Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up. She instigated Fashion in Motion (live catwalk events in the Museum) in 1999.