Judith Leiber Crafting a New York Story April 4, 2017 to August 6, 2017

About the Exhibition

 Judith Leiber

Crafting a New York Story
April 4, 2017 to August 6, 2017

Judith Leiber spent sixty-five years in the handbag industry, from an apprentice in Budapest to the owner of an internationally renowned company based in New York City. As the only female pattern-maker, and with the unusual ability to make a handbag from start to finish, Leiber brought a distinctly European training and skill set to the United States, where handbags were made with assembly-line skill division. This allowed her not only to succeed as a designer, but also to revolutionize the meaning of handbag craftsmanship for the American consumer.