Our latest lust list, the Judith Leiber Swan Clutch, is best described as a functional work of badazzling art. If you haven’t heard of the legendary bag designer, you most certainly have seen her clutches on celebrities (the clutches are synonymous with the Oscars), the rich and famous, and on the pages of the most prestigious fashion magazines.
Apparently the First Ladies have carried custom-made Judith Leiber bags to the U.S. Presidential Inauguration ceremonies such as Pat Nixon, Hilary Clinton, Barbara Bush and Laura Bush. The bags were also included in two influential fashion films, Sex and the City as well as The Devil Wears Prada.
Her designs are whimsical, creative, superbly crafted and certainly memorable. The fashion world has recognised Leiber’s talent so if you are travelling you can find several of her designs are on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Whilst certain designer handbags hold a place in our heart for evening wear, a Judith Leiber clutch would be our ultimate date to any event! (Shop Style AND Tonic story below)
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