From rucksacks to despatch boxes, Birkin bags to Louis Vuitton luggage, Bags: Inside Out explores the style, function, design and craftsmanship of the ultimate accessory.
The Victoria and Albert Museum is showing some 300 items at the exhibition called Bags: Inside and Out . They range from a 16th-century embroidered purse to a contemporary plastic rucksack by British designer Stella McCartney.
The decorative arts and design museum has chosen to focus on the accessories for its first exhibition since England’s lockdown was lifted in early December. It looks at the “It bag” craze that kicked off in the 1990s, with women flocking to buy a certain designer style, influenced by celebrity images.