Item description for Bags: A Lexicon of Style (Lexicon of Style S.) by Valerie Steele...
Whether it's the tiny hand-held jewel that holds only a lipstick or the trendy Prada backpack, handbags are our most essential accessory. The ultimate status symbol, bags also speak volumes about our approach to style. This gorgeous book presents the best of contemporary design from the world's leading firms. Ranging from the status bags of Gucci and Herms to the exquisite beaded purses of Jamin Puech and Nathalie Hambro, and laden with color photos and sketches, Bags: A Lexicon of Style is a must for fashion lovers and those with a sense of bags as art. Valerie Steele is Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Among her books are The Corset: A Cultural History, Paris Fashion, Fetish, and Fifty Years of Fashion. Laird Borrelli, a fashion historian, also works at The Museum at F.I.T.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.72" Width: 6.61" Height: 0.71" Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher Scriptum Editions
ISBN 1902686500 ISBN13 9781902686509
Availability 0 units.
More About Valerie Steele
Dr. Valerie Steele is Director and Chief Curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. The author of numerous books, she is also editor-in-chief of "Fashion Theory: The journal of Dress, Body, and Culture".
Valerie Steele was born in 1955 and has an academic affiliation as follows - State University of New York.