Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
Judith and Gerson Leiber in Mr. Leiber’s studio in East Hampton, N.Y. The couple — she’s a handbag designer, he’s an artist — are the subject of several exhibitions. Photo credit: Lindsay Morris for The New York Times
Gerson and Judith Leiber have been married for more than 70 years, and in that time, they have built a handbag empire that has accessorized first ladies, socialites and movie stars. Mr. Leiber, 95, a painter, lithographer and sculptor, has works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum, while Ms. Leiber, also 95, has purses on display at the Smithsonian Institution. Their entrepreneurial spirit and passion for beauty have made them important influences in the world of art and fashion.
Now, within less than a year’s time, three major shows about their long and fruitful partnership have been planned.