Five Things To Know About… Judith Leiber Sunglasses
Judith Leiber sunglasses reflect the same attention to detail as the iconic brand's meticulously hand-crafted bags. Fine Austrian crystals and lightweight metal construction--hallmark characteristics of Leiber's clutches, purses and minaudières--feature prominently in Leiber's designs, from the bold and flashy Mesh Group frames to the subtler, more refined Royal Plissé models. Titanium frames and 100% UV protection balance luxury with practicality.
Founded in 1963 by Judith and her husband, the artist Gerber Leiber, Judith Leiber has outfitted celebrities, socialites, princesses and queens with some of the most luxurious accessories on the market. In recent years the renowned accessories company has expanded its offerings to include sunglasses as well as belts, fragrances, and a bridal collection. Five more interesting facts about Judith Leiber:
1. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Judith Leiber is a Holocaust survivor. During World War II, she trained with the Hungarian Handbag Guild and was the very first woman to be recognized as a master of the bag-making craft.
2. Since 1953, nearly every First Lady of the United States has carried a Judith Leiber handbag to the presidential inauguration ceremony.
3. Museums around the world, including London’s Victoria and Albert and New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, feature Judith Leiber handbags in their permanent collections.
4. In 1998, Judith and Gerber sold their company and retired.
5. In 2005, the Leibers opened the Leiber Museum in Springs, New York, as a gallery and showcase for Judith’s creations and Gerber’s modernist paintings and sculptures.