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Description - Lancel by Laurence Benaim

Lancel, the iconic French fashion house renowned for establishing the handbag as a womenswear essential and inventing the covetable Bucket bag, has set trends throughout its history, collaborating with celebrities from Josephine Baker to Brigitte Bardot and great designers from Patrick Demarchelier to Viviane Sassen. Marking its 140th anniversary, this volume-featuring original art from Martin Parr, Marjane Satrapi, and Jean-Philippe Delhomme-uncovers the rich history of Lancel and reveals the secrets behind the brand's continued success. Founded in 1876 and originally specializing in smoking accessories, Lancel soon expanded its product line and its name became synonymous with incomparable savoir-faire and sophistication-from toiletry cases to Bambino (the smallest radio set in the world), or from travel luggage to the unique and inventive Umbrella bag. Combining luxury with functionality, its aim has always been to simplify life while making it more beautiful, an ideal that the house continues to perpetuate today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9782080203083
ISBN-10: 2080203088
Format: Paperback / softback
(280mm x 210mm x 24mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Flammarion
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2016
Country of Publication: France

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Author Biography - Laurence Benaim

Laurence Benaim is a fashion journalist, author, and historian who has published biographies of Yves Saint Laurent and Marie-Laure de Noailles.

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