New Book Celebrates the Fendi Baguette

Posted on June 25, 2012

A new coffee table book, Fendi Baguette, published by Rizzoli, covers the handbag design launched by Fendi in 1997. Silvia Venturini Fendi came up with the tiny, rectangular handbag design featuring the Forever buckle designed by Karl Lagerfeld in the same year.

The authors of the book include Achille Bonito Oliva, an Italian art critic; Quirino Conti, an Italian architect, costume designer and fashion writer; Sophie Fontanel, a journalist and writer, and actress Sarah Jessica Parker. The book is edited by Silvia Venturini Fendi, the creative director of Fendi's accessories, menswear, and kidswear lines.

Publisher Rizzoli says of the new book:

"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."

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