Judith Leiber is a designer of luxury handbags. She was born Judith Peto in 1921, in Budapest, Hungary. After working as a handbag designer for other companies, Leiber founded her own business in 1963. Sold at exclusive boutiques around the world, her handbags cost several thousand dollars and have become a status symbol for many women.
Leiber is most famous for her minaudieres, which are often covered in crystals. A Judith Leiber cupcake minaudiere was featured in the Sex and the City movie.
Animals are a recurring theme, and they are “works of arts”, which are “very unique and collectible,” and “can be passed down through the years.” Yes, Judith Leiber handbags are the kind of hand-me-downs even the rich and famous want.
Her bags are very successful , she was won Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers. Her work can be found on permanent display at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In 2008, the luxury bag brand was given the highest rating by the New York-based Luxury Institute. In 2010, Leiber received aVisionary Woman Award from Moore College of Art & Design.