In this luxurious complete-colour compendium, award-successful dressmaker Monica Botkier celebrates seventy of essentially the most coveted Baggage of the prior seventy-5 years, from Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, and different world couture homes, in addition to best bag designers comparable to Anya Hindmarch and Nancy Gonzalez.

Exquisitely crafted luxurious purses are an obsession. The glance, the texture of soppy leather-based, that new bag odor that induces a swoon—an attractive purse does greater than entire a glance, it telegraphs style and stylish, and it evokes envy, whether or not it’s an Hermès Birkin, a quilted Chanel Boy bag with its signature gold chain, or a Céline Mini Baggage Tote. Award-successful purse dressmaker Monica Botkier can pay homage to those stunning items of need and the highest couture homes and artists that experience designed and produced them from the tip of International Warfare II to lately.

Handbags: A Love Story showcases the creations of designers comparable to Azzedine Alaïa, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Céline, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Mark Move, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Givenchy, Goyard, Gucci, Hermès, Anya Hindmarch, Judith Leiber, Olympia Le-Tan, Loewe, Mansur Gavriel, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Moschino, Mulberry, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Roger Vivier, Louis Vuitton, and extra. This very good, crowd pleasing anthology tells the tale of seventy Baggage in 200 shocking images and antique and up to date commercials and illustrations, in addition to prices, anecdotes, and interviews with designers, stylists, and editors.

Each access gives a concise but in-intensity take a look at a particular bag and its historical past—from a star muse, comparable to Jane Birkin, to collaborations such because the graffiti-splattered Baggage Marc Jacobs and Stephen Sprouse created for Louis Vuitton. An informative, unique exploration of ways “It Baggage” have encouraged style, tradition, and female id, Handbags: A Love Story touches on a large-vary of topics, comparable to how a bag is built and purses at the silver monitor.

With a sublime complete-colour silkscreened fabric case and a thick acetate 4-colour jacket; lengthy, huge satin markers, and -colour endpapers, this beautiful tribute is an very important accent for purse enthusiasts, style enthusiasts, and popular culture fans.