Price: $16.95

  • Publication Date: April 1, 2008
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Trim Size: 7 14 x 8 14
  • ISBN: 9781851775361
  • Page Count: 128
  • Illustrations: 20 BW 60 Color
  • Rights: North America

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

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 Victoria & Albert's world-famous collections—includes everything from delicate drawstring purses to must-have designer handbags by the likes of Chanel, Moschino, and Prada.

About the author

Claire Wilcox is Senior curator in the V&A’s Furniture, Textiles & Fashion Department. As well as curating the highly anticipated exhibition The Golden Age of Couture (V&A 2007), she curated Vivienne Westwood (V&A 2004), The Art and Craft of Gianni Versace (V&A 2002) and Radical Fashion (V&A 2001), and edited the accompanying books.