“Luxurious Whimsical Collectible Novelties”
NYC, USA, 1963-present
Founders: Judith Leiber and Gerson Leiber. They sold their firm in 1993, which now is operating several boutiques from NYC and expanding into the European, Asian, Indian, and Dubai markets.
Specialties: whimsical minaudieres sparkling with thousands of Swarovski crystals; and colorful exotic skins, alligator and crocodile daytime bags, leather and textile purses encrusted with semi-precious gems. Awards: Handbag Designer of the Year Award of 1992, the Council of Fashion Designers of America Lifetime Achievement Award of 1994.
Museum exhibitions: Museum of the City of New York, the Fashion Institute of Technology, The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (England), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. One of the most popular, highly collectible American brands of all times coveted by celebrities and dignitaries worldwide!
Mark: Judith Leiber
Currently, the collection of handbags by Judith Leiber and the collection of modern art by Gerson Leiber are both on display at their museum, The Leiber Museum, located on their property in East Hampton, New York (www.leibermuseum.org). Read more in our book and our blog.
Source: © 2010 Victoria Stowe "Exotic Skin Handbags: Alligator & Crocodile." All rights reserved.