Item #8544 Judith Leiber. Judith Leiber, Enid Nemy, John Bigelow Taylor, text, photos.
Judith Leiber
Judith Leiber
Judith Leiber
Judith Leiber
Judith Leiber
Judith Leiber
Judith Leiber

Judith Leiber. The Artful Handbag

New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1995. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's navy cloth, spine and upper board stamped in silver, red endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.

First edition monograph on Hungarian-American designer Judith Leiber authored by New York Times columnist Enid Nemy, with photos by John Bigelow Taylor. Dubbed the "bag lady from Budapest," Leiber learned the craft of handbags and patternmaking as an apprentice in her native country. After becoming the first female member of the Hungarian Handbag Guild, she fled the Nazi occupation in 1939 for New York, where she worked for other designers before starting her own company in 1963. Produced after she she accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award from the CFDA in 1994, this survey comprises 192 color plates showcasing her elaborately crafted, whimsical minaudières in the shapes of animals, vegetables, amphibians, flowers, and her famed Fabergé eggs composed of metal and decorated with Swarovski crystals. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #8544

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