Bags by Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter
8vo. pp. 79. profusely illustrated. hardcover boards. [New York]: Assouline, .
ISBN-10: 2843234538 / ISBN-13: 9782843234538
Classic or rakish, discreet or ostentatious, worn by day or at night, over the shoulder or handheld, this minuscule 'box of secrets' is women's most essential accessory. It's a miniature version of her universe: mirror, keys, diary, photographs, and secret messages; the bedroom or boudoir she hangs from her arm. The purse has lived many lives. Designers have become uninhibited, constantly surpassing the limits of the functional and the beautiful; fashion icons have given their names to bags. Combining photographs of fashion with archival images from around the world, Bags recounts the flamboyant history of this accessory and is a must read.