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The Big Bag Theory Accentuates the Latest Handbags

By: Jen Chae - Published: Aug 7, 2013 • References: luciagiacani and behance.net
This fashion editorial titled the Big Bag Theory is for the August 2013 edition of Harrods Magazine, shot by photographer Lucia Giacani. In this series of surreal photos, a selection of classic handbags are overly exaggerated, visually. Standing at about twice the model's height, each purse is magnified to make a bold and unavoidable statement.

Some of the most sought-after bags are featured in this photoshoot, including Burberry, Celine and Prada. We see structured leather totes and evening bags in glossy alligator, playful fringe or studs. Some of these designs were exclusively made for Harrods.

Most fashion editorials will feature the model wearing and posing with the handbags, focusing on the purse through the photographer's angling. This surreal photoshoot stands out with its blatantly over-sized product placement. The manipulated images look almost fantastical, giving the captures a fairy tale-esque aura.