Classic or rakish, discreet or ostentatious, worn by day or at night, over the shoulder or handheld, this minuscule ‘box of secrets’ is women’s most essential accessory. It’s a miniature version of her universe: mirror, keys, diary, photographs, and secret messages; the bedroom or boudoir she hangs from her arm.
The purse has lived many lives. Designers have become uninhibited, constantly surpassing the limits of the functional and the beautiful; fashion icons have given their names to bags. Combining photographs of fashion with archival images from around the world, Bags recounts the flamboyant history of this accessory and is a must read.
Note: This special memoire actually carries as a small handbag!
80 pages, 6 x 8 1/2"
60 color and b/w photographs