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Handbags: The Making of a Museum

Regular price £29.95
This book charts the acquisition and curation of the collection for the Simone Handbag Museum in Seoul, South Korea. Handbags: The Making of a Museum features excellent photographs of the Museum's collection of handbags including English sweet meat purses from the late sixteenth century; an impressive array of couture items, including a 1928 Cartier evening bag accented with emeralds, diamonds, and mother-of-pearl; as well as  contemporary designs including a bag shaped like a champagne bucket and bottle, complete with fake ice. 

Chapters are also devoted to a discussion of the actual creation and design of the museum, including the making and posing of the mannequins.

Highly recommended for anyone interested in fashion and all handbag addicts.

  • Author: Judith Clark
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Date published: August 2012
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-0300186185
  • Product Dimensions: 27.3 x 22.2 x 3.2 cm