Leonardo da Vinci turns handbag designer

Would you spend a small fortune on a handbag designed by Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci instead or some other Italian masters such as Prada, Armani or Pucci?

According to reports, scholars have pieced drawings together to enable Florence-based fashion house Gherardini to craft a real version of the bag…and it’s called Pretiosa (or precious).

Apparently Leonardo penned a few fashion accessories…who knew? We actually really like this embroidered and tooled-leather shoulder bag; clever bloke that Da Vinci.

The original sketch

And the (slightly newer real deal)

Pics: The DM.


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