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Drawn from the V&A’s world-class collections, these inspiring, impeccably researched and concise histories are must-have resources for students, designers and lovers of fashion.
Bags Accessories series Claire Wilcox From the hand-stitched embroidered purses of the sixteenth century, to the ‘make-do-and-mend’ bags of the war years and the rise of the ‘It’ bag in the 2000s, bags reflect the needs and desires of their users, as well as the changing attitudes to fashion. Focusing on the V&A’s world-famous collection, Bags tells the story of the bag from the earliest leather pouches through to today’s covetable, luxury pieces. This edition brings the story into the twenty-first century, with a new chapter by Elizabeth Currie. After a general introduction, chronological chapters unfold, illustrated throughout; a detailed glossary, bibliography and index conclude the book. Claire Wilcox is Senior Curator of Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
114 illustrations 22.7 x 15.7 cm 160pp hardback ISBN 978 0 500 519370 April £12.95
Shoes Accessories series Lucy Johnston and Linda Woolley 26
Focusing on the V&A’s outstanding shoe collection, this beautifully illustrated book explores the development of fashionable footwear from the Middle Ages to the present day, from medieval leather poulaines and dainty Victorian satin slippers to the iconic platforms of the 1960s and the gravity-defying designs of today. In this updated edition, chronological chapters trace the history of footwear from the Middle Ages to today, featuring shoes and boots that once belonged to both anonymous and famous male and female wearers. A detailed glossary, bibliography and index conclude the book. Forthcoming in the series Lucy Johnston and Linda Woolley are both former curators in the Department of Textiles and Dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
123 illustrations 22.7 x 15.7 cm 160pp hardback ISBN 978 0 500 519387 April £12.95
Rings 978 0 500 519745