Did you know that in addition to numerous designs for submarines, helicopters and parachutes, Leonardo Da Vinci designed women’s purses as well? Luxury Italian brand of fashion accessories Braccialini decided to ‘revive’ Da Vinci purse that should become “must have” accessory of the wealthy trendseters.
The purse was named ‘Pretiosa’, and will be available early as this year. Art historian Alessandro Vesozi, curator of the museum ”Ideal” in the Da Vinci Vinci birthplace helped in the reconstruction of the designs of famous artists. Draft of Leonardo da Vinci’s purse was first discovered by historian Charles Pedreti in 1978, among the hundreds of thousands of other designs, but back then it didn’t attract much attention.
“Leonardo designed a few fashion accessories, but this bag is absolutely unique. It combines beauty and functionality in a very harmonious way. Pretiosa is a combination of modern technology and aesthetics” said Vesozi.
So far only 99 copies of this unique purs have been made. The selling will start in April, but the price has not been determined yet.