Since its founding in 1963, Judith Leiber, the American luxury brand, is synonymous with elegance, style and sophistication. Judith Leiber’s handbags and minaudieres are favorites of VIPs from Hollywood starlets to international royalty and have been for nearly 50 years. Almost every First Lady dating back to 1963 has carried a Judith Leiber to the Presidential Inauguration ceremonies.
The latest minaudiere from the famed fashion house is the Ringaling Rotary Phone Minaudiere. In today’s mobile phone age crowded with smartphones, iPhones, iPods, almost forgotten rotary phone got special treatment thanks to Judith Leiber, who dressed this old-school representative in pink Austrian crystals.
This luxury retro accessory comes with a removable 19″L chain strap and crystal-encrusted push clasp on front, under dial. Inside, you’ll find Napa leather lining and signature Judith Leiber plaque. Although it looks so massive, this minaudiere is so lightweight, just 2lbs (0.9kg).
Priced at $5,695, Judith Leiber’s Ringaling Rotary Phone Minaudiere can be purchased at Neiman Marcus.
Judith Leiber’s artful handbags are part of the permanent design collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., The Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Los Angeles Museum of Art.