Judith Leiber handbags
For many years Judith Leiber handbags are in the collections of first ladies, celebrities, actresses. These bags – not only recognized expensive accessory, but also a kind of animalistic sculptures made by jewelers of rhinestones. The bags have various shapes and forms – chests, baskets, bird cages, beehives, geometric shapes with various ornaments, funny animals, birds, frogs and other animals made with skill and humor.
Judith Leiber was born in Hungary and was the first woman to join the guild of manufacturers of bags in Budapest. For a long time she worked as a designer for various companies that manufactured bags, and in 1963, after her marriage, she decided, along with her husband, to start their own business. Today, their handbags worth several thousand dollars and become a kind of symbol, which underlines the status of its owner.
The Judith Leiber handbags inspired by flora and fauna have shapes of various animals, fruits and flowers. They look very unusual and sometimes resemble Christmas tree toys. Perhaps one of the most famous handbags can be considered cupcakes decorated with rhinestones, which appeared in the film “Sex and the City.” Judith Leiber models are known for completely covered with sequins, but this corporate decor designer used by accident – their first bag was made of metal. After some time, this material has changed its color and Judith decided to cover the bag with Swarovski crystals. What initially was an accident has played a crucial role in the fate of the brand Judith Leiber.
During her life, Judith Leiber has received numerous awards, her bags even hit the museums – they can be seen in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as well as in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia. She sold the company in 1998, and she now buys their handbags at auction for the collection. But the designers continue her business.