Shoes, Bags, and Tiaras: Highlights from the Victoria and Albert Museum.
On-going Series—Entirely free
Be inspired by the history and art behind some of women’s most cherished fashion accessories. A little bit of fashion heaven, one shoe, bag, or tiara at a time.
This series has been created for DailyLit by the Victoria and Albert Museum. New installments will be made available several times each week.
Ever wondered why shoes hold a special fascination for women and men all over the world and where Manolo Blahnik and Jimi Choo get their inspiration? How bags have evolved from delicate drawstring purses to must-have designer handbags by the likes of Chanel and Prada, what is the significance of tiaras and the radiating jewels set within them? Shoes, Bags and Tiaras: Highlights from the Victoria and Albert Museum brings the history and art of accessories alive. This series compiled from V&A Publishing’s best selling accessory book series, Shoes by Lucy Pratt and Linda Woolley, Bags by Claire Wilcox and Tiaras by Geoffrey Munn uses stunning photography to showcase the V&A’s world famous fashion and jewelery collections with short text to explain the intriguing stories behind each object.
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Shoes copyright 2009 by the Victoria and Albert Museum. All rights reserved. Sharing not permitted.
Bags copyright 2009 by the Victoria and Albert Museum. All rights reserved. Sharing not permitted.
Tiaras copyright 2009 by the Victoria and Albert Museum. All rights reserved. Sharing not permitted.
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[_‘Pirelli’, printed leather shoe by Manolo Blahnik. English, 1985. T.487-1985_.]
Shoes are one of the most evocative areas of dress. Often beautiful and sculptural objects, they can be powerful indicators of the social and economic status of the wearer. The more elaborate ...
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Reviewed by Xena13 on May 20, 2012
I've never been much of one to keep up with current fashions, but this is very interesting. There's at least one picture in every installment, and I find myself wanting to get involved in the fashion world because this is so well-written. Great read whether you are into fashion, history, or both!
Reviewed by haydensbazaar on Nov 11, 2011
Reviewed by dancinfool on Nov 18, 2009
Those in history who conspicuously consumed revealed the mastery of artisans and divinity of needlework.
Reviewed by doo1019 on Nov 5, 2009
Really enjoying this one; very interesting and fun to read. Nice daily break.
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