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February 11, 1994 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To the women who treasure them, they're real gems--evening bags that sparkle like diamonds and often come with price tags to match. These beaded velvet pouches, rhinestone-covered sculpted bags and satin-covered clutches with faux jewel clasps add the crowning touch to ball gowns or beaded cocktail dresses. The handbags' designer, Judith Leiber, has been compared to famed Russian jeweler Faberge.
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March 11, 2002 | ANNIE GROER, WASHINGTON POST
Judith Leiber built her career and fortune on exquisitely crafted purses. By day, legions of well-dressed, well-heeled ladies who lunch, marry and divorce advantageously or make their own way in the world, thank you, toted her satchels and clutches of ostrich, lizard, snake, alligator and calfskin.
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NEWS
March 11, 2002 | ANNIE GROER, WASHINGTON POST
Judith Leiber built her career and fortune on exquisitely crafted purses. By day, legions of well-dressed, well-heeled ladies who lunch, marry and divorce advantageously or make their own way in the world, thank you, toted her satchels and clutches of ostrich, lizard, snake, alligator and calfskin.
HOME & GARDEN
June 26, 1999 | RALPH KOVEL and TERRY KOVEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dragonflies are the insect of the year. Dresses, shoes and jewelry feature the distinctive-looking bug. Many types of insects have been believed to have magical powers. The butterfly was a symbol of immortality, longevity, rebirth and even protection from decay. The dragonfly was thought to have powers of immortality and regeneration, but also courage, bravery and swiftness. Dragonfly fossils are known to date back 300 million years, and they are among the oldest known insects.
NEWS
January 7, 1994 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To the women who treasure them, they're real gems--evening bags that sparkle and shine like diamonds and often come with a price tag to match. Beaded velvet pouches, rhinestone-covered sculpted bags in animal and abstract shapes, satin-covered clutches with clasps adorned with faux jewels--such precious purses are the must-have accessories for black-tie affairs.
BOOKS
March 26, 1995 | Tobi Tobias, Tobi Tobias' last review for The Times was on the Golden Age of Danish painting
Recently, a small dark gallery at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology was set ablaze with a jewel-like display of purses by Judith Leiber, whose work is aptly found in major-league museums and in the hands of the absurdly rich. If you missed the show--being on the opposite coast, or ashamed to attend with your stuff stashed in that crummy canvas backpack--you can ogle the book: "Judith Leiber: The Artful Handbag."
NEWS
October 11, 1998 | JEANNINE STEIN
It's not often that a handbag collection inspires a museum-like retrospective. But then, these aren't ordinary handbags. These are Judith Leibers, the ne plus ultra of women's handbags. Made from hand-set pave crystals and exotic skins, they command up to four figures and have accessorized the outfits of first ladies and countless celebrities. Some 150 of the bags representing the company's 35 years are on view through Oct.
HOME & GARDEN
June 26, 1999 | RALPH KOVEL and TERRY KOVEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dragonflies are the insect of the year. Dresses, shoes and jewelry feature the distinctive-looking bug. Many types of insects have been believed to have magical powers. The butterfly was a symbol of immortality, longevity, rebirth and even protection from decay. The dragonfly was thought to have powers of immortality and regeneration, but also courage, bravery and swiftness. Dragonfly fossils are known to date back 300 million years, and they are among the oldest known insects.
BUSINESS
May 24, 1991
Rent-a-cars, razors and CNN's coverage of the Gulf War are among the American products and services that are the best in the world, according to a special issue of Fortune magazine devoted to competitiveness in the American marketplace. The magazine looked for superior, non-military goods that feature some combination of design excellence, superior manufacturing, top technology, reliability and value for price.
MAGAZINE
August 27, 2000
Gucci calfskin sling-back with lion-head embellishment, $395, at Gucci, Beverly Hills, and Judith Leiber crystal-encrusted clutch, $3,200, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills.## Opposite: Leslie Hamel crocodile-stamped leather tote, $715, at Beige, Los Angeles. Chanel quilted-calfskin tote with stitched detailing, $1,455, and Chanel couture-inspired leather boot with racing stripe, $510, at Chanel Boutique, Beverly Hills. * Tod's suede-and-leather sling-back, $425, at Tod's, South Coast Plaza.
NEWS
October 11, 1998 | JEANNINE STEIN
It's not often that a handbag collection inspires a museum-like retrospective. But then, these aren't ordinary handbags. These are Judith Leibers, the ne plus ultra of women's handbags. Made from hand-set pave crystals and exotic skins, they command up to four figures and have accessorized the outfits of first ladies and countless celebrities. Some 150 of the bags representing the company's 35 years are on view through Oct.
BOOKS
March 26, 1995 | Tobi Tobias, Tobi Tobias' last review for The Times was on the Golden Age of Danish painting
Recently, a small dark gallery at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology was set ablaze with a jewel-like display of purses by Judith Leiber, whose work is aptly found in major-league museums and in the hands of the absurdly rich. If you missed the show--being on the opposite coast, or ashamed to attend with your stuff stashed in that crummy canvas backpack--you can ogle the book: "Judith Leiber: The Artful Handbag."
NEWS
February 11, 1994 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To the women who treasure them, they're real gems--evening bags that sparkle like diamonds and often come with price tags to match. These beaded velvet pouches, rhinestone-covered sculpted bags and satin-covered clutches with faux jewel clasps add the crowning touch to ball gowns or beaded cocktail dresses. The handbags' designer, Judith Leiber, has been compared to famed Russian jeweler Faberge.
NEWS
January 7, 1994 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To the women who treasure them, they're real gems--evening bags that sparkle and shine like diamonds and often come with a price tag to match. Beaded velvet pouches, rhinestone-covered sculpted bags in animal and abstract shapes, satin-covered clutches with clasps adorned with faux jewels--such precious purses are the must-have accessories for black-tie affairs.
NEWS
July 2, 1999 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA
1. Baseball cap, $12.50, Gap Kids, Fashion Square, 14006 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks. 2. Speedo swimsuit, $21, Nordstrom, Glendale Galleria, 2148 Glendale Galleria. 3. Rhinestone-studded star pierced earrings, $4, and pin, $5, Claire's Boutique, Fashion Square. 4. Star bag, $2,350, Judith Leiber Boutique, South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. The bag is handcrafted of 7,000 red Austrian Swarovski crystals. Also comes in blue, gold and clear crystals. 5. Star socks, $6.
NEWS
October 29, 1990 | BETTY GOODWIN
The pretty people went all out dressing up for Barbara Davis' Carousel Ball for diabetes charities on Friday night. Vaults were cleared out for the evening--make that jewelry vaults, not fur. And, for a change, Los Angeles women abandoned their beloved rhinestones, sequins and beads for gowns of satin, chiffon and velvet. The big exceptions were the tiny rhinestone-encrusted handbags with four-figure price tags designed by Judith Leiber and clutched by nearly all.
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