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‘Hector’ handbag by Thom Browne, 2019

For his Autumn-Winter 2016 menswear collection, Thom Browne immortalised his dachshund Hector as a life-size bag.

This version, the ‘Fun-Mix Pebble’ grained grey leather colour edition, is a much more stylised, graphic version of the original design. The ‘Hector’ bag is representative of a growing trend of bags designed for and carried by men.

Thom Browne is an American fashion designer well known for reconceptualising men’s suits. In 2001 he established a made-to-measure menswear line in New York, reinterpreting the classic men’s suit through unconventional cut and construction.

‘Hector’ handbag, by Thom Browne, 2019
Museum number: T.270-2019 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2019

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