At age 88, Judith Leiber is as enthralled with handbags now as she was as a child in Budapest, dreaming about clutches, totes and satchels.
Leiber, a Holocaust survivor who spent World War II in Budapest and Switzerland, immigrated to the U.S. in 1947. She reflects on her life and career in accessories in a new self-published book, “No Mere Bagatelles: Telling the Story of Handbag Genius Judith Leiber & Modernist Artist Gerson Leiber” by Jeffrey Sussman.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"