So here’s something interesting: At the Golden Globe Awards two weeks ago, our expert analysis (that would be me, squinting at paparazzi photos for several hours) found that Roger Vivier’s evening bags won the day as handbag of choice for the widest variety of starlets. At Sunday night’s 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards, on the other hand, Judith Leiber was by almost everyone’s side.
The cause for such a wide difference? Your guess is as good as mine. Perhaps it’s as simple as a desire by stylists to mix things up in a season when so many small, glittering bags are going to be carried. Maybe it’s within standard deviation and I just don’t know it. Whatever the reason, we’ve got a roundup of our favorite bag choices from the evening, including lots of Leiber and beyond.
Kaley Cuoco, who matched her Judith Leiber Radiant Cut Crystal Minaudiere to her ruby Romona Keveza dress, is our first Leiber lady. Pick up the same bag for $2,895 via Judith Leiber.
Stunning Kerry Washington paired her white Rodarte gown with a Judith Leiber Python Ridged Rectangle Clutch, $2,795 via Judith Leiber.
Jennifer Garner broke from the pack and went with a Salvatore Ferragamo Melina Clutch to coordinate with her sparkly gold Oscar de la Renta gown. Have your own metallic moment for $2,500 via Zappos Couture.
Jane Krakowski’s pick of a darker orange Judith Leiber Crocodile East-West Clutch to go with her Dreamsicle-orange Kaufmanfranco gown worked out quite well. A similar croc Leiber clutch can be yours for $3,495 via Neiman Marcus.
Michelle Dockery, star of Downton Abbey, broke away from the pack by picking a Bulgari Serpenti Clutch that matched the geometric lines of her Chado Ralph Rucci dress. You can pick one up for $5,700 via Bulgari.
Nina Dobrev chose a particularly minute Judith Leiber Crystal Clutch to accent her modern pink Elie Saab gown. Shop Judith Leither via Neiman Marcus.
Freida Pinto also went with Leiber to accent her pink gown, although her pink was Roland Mouret and her clutch was black satin instead of silver crystals.
Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss went against the grain in several ways – not only did she choose a cocktail-length Dolce & Gabbana dress when almost everyone else went for a floor-length look, but she skipped Leiber in favor of a small, sparkly Jimmy Choo Crystal Minaudiere. Shop Jimmy Choo via Net-a-Porter.
Instead of going to a third party for a sparkly clutch to match her Romona Keveza gown, Helen Hunt went to the source of the sparkles themselves and chose a Swarovski Crystal Minaudiere. Shop Swarovski bags via Swarovski.com.
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To accent her green gown, Alexis Bledel chose a light gold Amanda Pearl Bardot Clutch. Buy through Amanda Pearl for $1,295.
Julie Bowen, wearing graphite Johanna Johnson, is also a member of the Judith Leiber fan club.
Rose Byrne, taking a cue from her soft Valentino floral number, chose a champagne satin Jimmy Choo Clutch. Shop Jimmy Choo via Neiman Marcus.
Naomi Watts, who was stunning in Marchesa, chose a demure Salvatore Ferragamo Minaudiere. Shop Ferragamo via Neiman Marcus.
Last, my favorite of the night. Kelly Osbourne, whose lavender hair always enchants me, paired a glittering Marchesa Lily Clutch with her Jenny Packham gown. Get the light silver version for $3,295 via Neiman Marcus.