Louis Vuitton’s bags are not limited for flaunting the user’s style statement as well as bank balance. The iconic bags have played a vital role to help study history in scientific style. Louis Vuitton City Bags: A Natural History is not just a book but a first comprehensive taxonomy of the most desired label’s City Bags.
Akin to an encyclopedia, this volume unfolds a unique detailed history of the most coveted and sought after bags by trendsetters and divas. At the heart of Louis Vuitton are its City Bags, a range of women’s bags that dates back to the turn of the twentieth century.
Keepall, Bucket, Papillon, Alma, Lockit, Noe, Speedy and others are all commonly categorized as the City Bags. The collectible book has been carefully curated for readers to understand the evolution of each LV bag.
The development is listed in a genealogical style along with visually appealing illustrations that comprise of new and archival photography, historical graphics, landmark editorials, and ad campaigns. The tome is an out-of-the-world edition launched to woo intellectuals of the world of fashion who are eager to study the deep history of LV bags. Over the decades, the creations have formally diversified into an array of handbags designed to cater to the modern times.
Curator and fashion historian Florence Muller teamed up with Jean-Claude Kaufmann, Ian Luna, Mariko Nishitani and Colombe Pringle to shape up this exceptional book to map the history of the iconic bags in purely scientific manner.
Published by Rizzoli, Louis Vuitton City Bags: A Natural History is available in a limited edition canvas box along with eleven color illustrations for 125 euros (about $175). The standard edition of this book is a cheaper variant for 65 euros ($90).