Author(s): Claire Wilcox
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 V&A's world famous collections, includes everything from delicate drawstring purses to must-have designer handbags by the likes of Chanel, Moschino and Prada.
'Features everything from the early-day drawstring purses to the latest Chanel bag' Marie Claire
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.