Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story at MAD

Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story pays homage to craftswoman, designer, and businesswoman Judith Leiber as an enduring icon of the American handbag and fashion industries. The exhibition follows her trajectory from handbag apprentice in Budapest at the outbreak of World War II to venerated female entrepreneur, spotlighting her most iconic works—such as her trademark animal-shaped minaudières—while also exhibiting both her more traditional and experimental forms. The exhibition will examine the practice and the person behind Leiber’s cult-like clutches, which are a wardrobe staple of First Ladies and red carpet starlets.

Start Date

April 4, 2017

End Date

August 6, 2017


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle New York, NY

Event Type


More Information

Museum of Arts and Design

[contact-form-7 id=”298″ title=”Contact form”]