The Designer Behind Hollywood's Favorite Clutches Has Died, but Her Works of Art Live On
Handbag designer Judith Leiber passed away on Saturday, April 28. She was 97. The designer was best known for creating dazzling clutches, often in whimsical designs, that outfitted Hollywood's It ladies such as Jennifer Lopez and Blake Lively. Peruse any red carpet during award season, and you'll see Judith Leiber's name pop up not once but several times. She was everyone's go-to for fanciful bags that also packed personality.
Judith's accolades include winning the 1973 Coty award (she was the first woman in her field and the first accessories designer to hold this honor) and the 1994 Lifetime Achievement Award from the CFDA. Though Judith officially retired in 1998, her bags continue to be sought-after creations, which you can see ahead. The designer's memory will always live on in her accessories because they're truly works of art.