Judith Leiber

Born Judith Peto in 1921 to Helene, a Vienna-born homemaker and Emil, a commodities broker.After working as a handbag designer for other companies, Leiber founded her own business in 1963 and is famous for her evening purses made of a metal shell often encrusted with Swarovski crystals, plated with silver or gold and with various forms, such as baby pigs, slices of watermelon, cupcakes, peacocks, penguins, and snakes.