Judith Lieber passed away
Judith Lieber in the fashion world deservedly received the nickname “Queen of Handbags”. On the red carpet, the royal especially and the wives of the Arab sheiks in their hands, you could often notice banks with diet coke and sugar cakes, plush toys and exotic fans, sweet dolmatins and intimidating pythons in the form of bags strewn with crystals. The designer noted that she found inspiration everywhere.
The creator of fantasy accessories for her life received many awards, and her bags could be seen in museums: the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke. Judith sold her brand in 1998, but continued to buy her works at auctions.
Judith Lieber was born in Hungary and was the first woman to join the guild of bag manufacturers in Budapest. At the beginning of her career, she often worked as a designer for various companies producing bags, and in 1963, after marriage, she decided, together with her husband, to start a business of her own.
Today her handbags cost several thousand dollars and become a kind of a symbol that emphasizes the status of their possessor.
In the collections of Lieber, the theme of flora and fauna is very popular – models in the form of various animals, fruits and flowers look very unusual and sometimes resemble New Year’s Christmas tree toys.
One of the most famous handbags can be considered a decorated with rhinestones capcake, which appeared in the movie “Sex and the City.” It is with the bags of Judith Lieber that two key moments of the series are connected – the quarrel of the main character with Superman because of the swan bag, which did not fit the style of Carrie Bradshaw; and also not held a wedding in the first film.
Models Judith Leiber are known for being completely covered with rhinestones, however, this designer came about by chance – her first bag she made of metal. After some time, this material changed its color and, in order to disguise this shortcoming, Judith decided to cover the purse with Swarovski rhinestones. What was originally an accident in the end played a decisive role in the fate of the brand Judith Leiber.