Cheeky clutches may be a recent trend for some brands, but the idea has but one true originator: Judith Leiber. The brand is famous for its Austrian crystal-covered minaudieres, crafted to resemble things like elephants or bundles of grapes. Leiber’s distinctive styles are coveted by women the world over, whether the bag is a special acquisition for a wedding or part of a larger collection of the brand’s objets d’art. For a limited time, you can shop a curated selection of Judith Leiber’s designs at Christie’s.
The shop, opening today, features a glittering array of petite evening bags in the shapes of animals, foods and beautiful, everyday objects, elevated to brilliant form with precision and glamor; the brand’s work is so exquisite that Leiber’s clutches are included in the permanent collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others.
Christie’s curated selection of Judith Leiber clutches provides an ideal way to begin your collection of these whimsical and often limited-edition pieces of wearable art. Below, we’ve collected a few of our favorites from the selection, and you can shop the full edit at the Christie’s Handbag Shop.