This is the first book to focus on the Fendi baguette, and includes special inserts. In 1997, Silvia Venturini Fendi launched the Fendi baguette, revitalizing the Fendi brand and creating a massive style icon. It quickly became one of the most popular and most important accessories of the decade. 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 over 700 models. Some feature unique or deluxe materials, such as embroidery, leather, fur, or crocodile skin. Some sport special accessories such as precious stones, while others are unique works of art produced on a limited basis, making the Fendi baguette an iconic fashion ‘must-have’ discreetly clutched by debutantes and red-carpet celebrities alike.