PLC (no jacket)
22.7 x 15.7 cm
13 April 2017
• Introduction • Chapter One: Girdle Pouches and Almoners: The 14th and 15th Centuries • Chapter Two: Pokes, Purses and Swete Bagges: The 16th and 17th Centuries • Chapter Three: Pockets, Purses and Work-bags: 1700–90 • Chapter Four: Reticules: 1790–1830 • Chapter Five: Bags, Purses and Châtelaines: 1830–80 • Chapter Six: The Handbag: 1880–1918 • Chapter Seven: Dance Bags, Clutches and ‘Make-do-and-Mend’: 1918–45 • Chapter Eight: The New Look, Shoulder Bags and Designer Handbags: 1945–2000 • Chapter Nine: Man Bags, Totes and Mini Bags: 2000s–The Present • Glossary • Selected Bibliography • Major Dress Collections Featuring Bags • Authors’ Biographies • Acknowledgments • Index
About the Author
Claire Wilcox, Senior Curator of Fashion, Victoria and Albert Museum and Professor in Fashion Curation, London College of Fashion. She curated the record-breaking ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ exhibition in 2015.
Elizabeth Currie is a lecturer and author specializing in fashion and textiles. She was formerly a research fellow at the Royal College of Art and an assistant curator in the Fashion, Textiles and Furniture Department of the V&A.
List of Contributors
Elizabeth Currie, Elizabeth Currie