Handbag Designer Judith Leiber Has Died at 97: Look Back at Some of Her Most Memorable Designs
Judith Leiber, 1921 - 2018
Leiber received many honors for her popular designs, including the CFDA's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. And her outfit definitely celebrated her work. The designer wore one of her bejeweled minaudières as a necklace.
"I like to do things that look crazy yet are practical," the designer told Vogue. "My mania is to do a bag that looks as good empty as it does stuffed."
The singer pulled out all the style stops at the 2018 Grammys in a custom Nicolas Jebran double-slit dress and matching hat, plus Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a custom black panther Judith Leiber clutch.
The icon toted one of the label's most Rock 'n Roll clutches (the Katerina Crystal Skull Clutch Bag $5,495) during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in September 2017.
For her much-talked about VMAs hosting gig in 2015, the singer accessorized her barely there silver Versace look with a bag that represents her spirit animal: The unicorn, of course.
Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Beyoncé
These style-setters were all seen out wearing the same Judith Leiber clutch as part of the brand's collaboration with designer Alexander Wang. (Tommy Hilfiger's wife Dee Ocleppo became the co-owner and creative director of Judith Leiber in 2017 and this marked her first collaboration) The glittering $5,000 crystal-embellished money-roll clutch might not fit your cell phone, but it could definitely fit a stack of 100s.
The accessory-obsessed actress turned to Judith Leiber to add some added sparkle to her look at the Age of Adaline NYC premiere in 2015. (The popular Koi fish bag retails for $5,995 and has sold out at most retailers.)
Also a fan of the Koi fish couture moment, the model wore the fishy accessory to the 2015 Met Gala as her way of acknowleding the theme, "China: Through The Looking Glass."
The pop star may be one of Leiber's biggest fans. She almost exclusively stepped out wearing fake confection bags like this frosted cupcake at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards in Liverpool, England.
... and this piece of layered cake to match her party dress at the Katy Perry: Part Of Me premiere in Hollywood in 2012.
The swan purse made a cameo on a famous episode of Sex and the City, as a gift from Mr. Big that prompted Carrie to say "I Love You."
Sarah Jessica Parker
The actress wore a bump-flattering Narciso Rodriguez dress and multicolor clutch to the Season 5 premiere of Sex and the City.
The RHONY star skipped the big apple for a slice of watermelon at one of her Skinnygirl cocktail launches in 2016.
Teigen's best accessory at the 2015 Met Gala is husband John Legend, but her fan minaudière is a close second.
Also accessorizing with Judith Leiber at the 2015 Met Gala, the Victoria's Secret model with her peacock clutch.
And Kruger with her red heart $2,995 design, one of the label's most popular designs that's sold out everywhere.