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Katy Perry and Judith Leiber Bags: How this Pair is Making History

When you think about Katy Perry, a few words may immediately spring to mind.

Bold. Beautiful. Fun. Daring. Quirky even.

Now think about Judith Leiber couture clutch bags.

Yes, that’s right – the same adjectives apply!

This iconic pop singer and this designer handbag brand are about as fun as you can get, which is why this pair is making history in the fashion world.

Keen to find out more about this famous duo and their unrivaled sense of style?

Read on to find out everything there is to know about Katy Perry and her love of Judith Leiber bags. Plus, check out her very own custom Judith Leiber couture creation – the Bejeweled Mushroom!

You’ll be forgiven for not being able to stop yourself from adding this cute and playful Judith Leiber clutch purse to your couture clutch collection!

History of Katy Perry and Judith Leiber Bags

Katy Perry has a long and deep love affair with Judith Leiber couture handbags, often being seen at red carpet events and around town with a designer clutch clasped firmly to her side.

Think back to the Met Gala in 2019 when this bold singer rocked a giant hamburger dress complete with the Judith Leiber Hamburger Clutch. She looked good enough to eat!

Or, when she attended the NFL Honors last year with the sports-inspired Judith Leiber Football Clutch that has proved popular with several other singers, including Ciara.

She has also been spotted wearing the delectable Judith Leiber Strawberry Cupcake Clutch, which also made an appearance in the first Sex and the City movie.

Katy Perry’s Limited Edition Mushroom Minaudiere

Katy Perry has recently combined her love of mushrooms and Judith Leiber bags to create a limited edition Mushroom Minaudiere. Created in collaboration with Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, this quirky and delightful bag was designed to celebrate the theme of the singer’s Las Vegas residency, “PLAY.” This residency kicked off at the end of 2021 and runs through until October of this year.

Hilfiger said about the collaboration, “Similar to Judith Leiber, Katy Perry is known for creating wearable art with her iconic looks.”

She explains that her “one-of-a-kind personality and creative vision” were key to designing this unique piece and that it is as special as Katy Perry is as an artist.

Combing whimsical spirit and her love for designer clutches, this one-of-a-kind handbag contains over 10,000 handset crystals in shades of bright red siam blended into a range of saturated scarlet and Bordeaux faceted crystals.

Each piece is meticulously hand-painted with a polished brass frame and removable shoulder chain that features the Katy Perry PLAY medallion. As with all Judith Leiber clutches, the inside is lined with metallic leather for even more opulence and luxury.

Katy Perry said,  “I’m delighted to unveil this collaboration with Judith Leiber Couture for my show, PLAY. I’ve had an affinity for these dazzling minaudieres from the moment that I could afford one! This exclusive piece is the ultimate memorabilia for PLAY.”

The Judith Leiber Couture Katy Perry minaudiere retails for $6,195 at JudithLeiber.com, as well as at the Judith Leiber boutique in Resorts World Las Vegas. From autumn, it will also be available to purchase in selected luxury specialty stores.

Jana Matheson, Judith Leiber’s Chief Creative Officer, who also worked on this collaboration said: “This adorable mushroom was inspired directly by Katy’s PLAY residency.”

She explained that Katy’s recognizable style and confidence mean she is the perfect collaborator for Judith Leiber.  

She concluded: “She is the supreme representation of the fun and fearless collectors that love the Judith Leiber Couture brand.”

About Judith Leiber

Judith Leiber was famous for designing and handcrafting iconic couture clutches that are loved by celebrities and handbag aficionados all over the globe.

Established in 1963, Judith Leiber is a brand that is synonymous with style, sophistication, and elegance. Over the years, Judith Leiber collections have evolved into making unique and special pieces, although you can still find lots of classic styles that promise to stand the test of time.

One of Judith Leiber’s most iconic designs is the Tomato Purse which is covered in thousands of handset red and green crystals. Each handbag is handcrafted and takes several days to complete.

Although best known for her minaudieres, such as the new limited edition design inspired by Katy Perry, Judith Leiber has also created a wide range of other designer bags that can be worn during the day or night. Most Judith Leiber bags are graced with crystal-encrusted metal handles or closures, and many come with removable shoulder or elbow chains for ease of use.

Judith Leiber clutches and purses are avidly collected by couture connoisseurs and can be passed down from one generation to the next.

Judith Leiber handbags can be found in permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Although Judith Leiber herself passed away in 2018, her iconic brand continues to create show-stopping and unique couture clutches that are quite unlike any other handbag designer in the world.

Other Celebrities Who Love Judith Leiber

Katy Perry is not alone in her love for this iconic handbag designer. In fact, there are a whole host of celebrities and famous faces that cannot get enough of these jewel-encrusted creations.

Most notably, the Kardashian clan is not shy about showcasing their passion for all things Judith Leiber glam. Kim K has been spotted with the fun French Fries Clutch, Kylie Jenner with the Lion Clutch, and Khloe Kardashian with the Wildcat Chiquita Crystal Clutch.

Other celebrities that love Judith Leiber include J-Lo, Blake Lively, Suki Waterhouse, Zendaya, Lady Gaga, Sienna Miller, Rebel Wilson, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Tessa Thompson.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on the Katy Perry Mushroom Minaudiere, or you have your eye on another stunning Judith Leiber couture purse, you can browse all the latest Judith Leiber collections here.


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