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Handbags: The Power of the Purse

Handbags: The Power of the Purse by Anna Johnson 0761123776 9780761123774
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The Bolide. The Plume. The Birkin--object of lust in Sex in the City. Celebrating the must-have accessory for the fashion conscious woman, Handbags is an obsessive, irresistible visual extravaganza, featuring over 900 full-color photographs of the most luxurious, witty, covetable, talismanic examples of the bagmakers art and history. The iconic Herm??s Kelly bag, made from first stitch to last by a single craftsperson. Judith Leibers whimsical minaudiFres, Moschinos smiley-face bag, Elsa Schiaparellis surrealist bird cage, and the ne plus ultra of fashionable purses--the Chanel bag, reinvented for a new generation by Karl Lagerfeld. There are novelty bags, evening bags, sculptural bags, and class acts. Practical leather pochettes to carry a life, and elegant little reticules for nothing more than a credit card and a lipstick. Profiles of famous bagmakers: Jamin Puech, Kate Spade, Carlos Falchi, and the poet of utility, Bonnie Cashin, with her visionary Cashin Carry bags for Coach. Plus the anonymous Florentine artisans whose specialist leather workshops sprouted up in the 14th century. A labor of love written by Anna Johnson, author of Three Black Skirts, Handbags features over 900 bags from collections, museums, and designers around the world, most of them photographed in seductive full-color exclusively for the book. The perfectly matched complement to Shoes, Handbags is about fashion, about desire, about secrecy, craftsmanship, art, and imagination as well as about the changing roles of women--everything thats packed into every important bag. Includes timelines, fascinating captions, and the It bags--anyone for a Fendi baguette

Author: Anna Johnson

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 512

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

Publication Date: 2002-10-21

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ISBN: 0761123776

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