Dimensions: 344 pages, 14 × 15.5 × 1.8 in
Published: July 10, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0847836401
ISBN - 13: 9780847836406
From the Publisher
This is the first book to focus on the Fendi Baguette. Launched in
1997, the so-called Fendi Baguette instantly became one of the most
popular and most important accessories of the decade, earning Fendi
the Fashion Group International award for accessories in 2000 and
creating an enduring style icon that women the world over coveted
and collected with passion. This gorgeously illustrated book
celebrates the Baguette-a story of craftsmanship, artisanship,
connoisseurship, and design.A deceptively small, simple handbag to
be carried under the arm like the French loaf from which it takes
its name, the Fendi Baguette has been produced in more than 700
models. Some are simple and understated, while others feature
unique or deluxe materials, such as embroidery, sequins, beading,
leather, fur, or crocodile skin. Some are embellished with precious
stones, while others are wild, limited-edition works of art
designed by artists such as Damien Hirst, Richard Prince, and Jeff
Koons, making the Fendi Baguette a fashion must-have discreetly
tucked under the arms of the most iconic women of our times.
About the Author
Silvia Venturini Fendi is the creative director of Fendi's
accessories, menswear, and kidswear lines and represents the third
generation of the founding family of the historical maison. Achille
Bonito Oliva is an Italian art critic, professor, and curator.
Paola Antonelli is a senior curator in the department of
architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Quirino Conti is an Italian architect, costume and stage designer,
and fashion writer. Sophie Fontanel is a journalist and writer.
Pearl Lam is a curator, dealer, and private collector of
contemporary Chinese art. Sarah Jessica Parker is an actress who
famously collected Baguettes in her role as Carrie on Sex and the
City. Dana Thomas is a fashion and culture journalist. Banana
Yoshimoto is an award-winning Japanese writer whose works have been
translated and published in more than twenty countries.
"The bag known as the Baguette rises again." ~Town &
"The 344-page book is chock full of vibrant images of some of
the most memorable syles from rarely seen vintage pieces and
limited editions to exotics and one-of-a-kind artist editions..."