HANDBAG OF THE DAY: Judith Leiber, Kyoto Pagoda Clutch


STATUS SYMBOL, CHINOISERIE, CRYSTAL ENCRUSTED
These little JL minaudieres are more for carrying around a piece of art as a STATUS SYMBOL (the price tag on this one is $6,795) than for really holding much at all, and there is nothing wrong with that.
My love for all things Japanese (and Chinese) make this bag my "bag of the day". CHINOISERIE - the imitation or evocation of Chinese motifs and techniques in Western art, furniture, architecture and fashion.

Even though it's over-the-top, glitz, ENCRUSTED in Austrian crystals, it can still be found at the most uptight party on the Upper East Side.

Photo Cred: Bergdorf Goodman