FINE ARTS

Bags

with Elizabeth Currie. Thames & Hudson. (V&A Accessories).May 2017. 160p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780500519370. $24.95. DEC ARTS
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This updated, beautifully bound volume from the "V&A Accessories" series looks at purses and handbags primarily from London's Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A). Fashion curators and coauthors Wilcox and Currie, who spent years at the V&A, trace the development of bags in the 16th century through the designer "it" bags of the 2000s. With informed commentary, 90-plus illustrations, and a glossary.—LF

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