Judith Leiber Pigtail Minaudiere, Handbag (?) of the Day
This expensive little piggy is a minaudiere clutch made from Austrian crystals and lined in kidskin. At just 4 1/2"H x 3 1/2"W, it's so small, you might not even notice the detailed shading done with the crystals. Truly, the piece is an example of masterful workmanship -- but would you carry a pig with you to the gala?
The piglet comes with a 50" detachable gold chain, a matching coin purse and a double-sided mirror. It's a fanciful item which just barely beat out Jinx the Cat for this Handbag of the Day slot. Why? Because everyone has a cat, but only the elite like George Clooney have a pig (actually, famous Max the pig died in 2006).
So, tell people it was made in Max's image and ... oh forget it. I'm exhausted trying to justify a 4 1/2" Austrian crystal pig as a viable handbag. This is perhaps for collectors only, but we applaud Leiber's creativity. What will she think of next?
The Judith Leiber Pigtail Minaudiere is available from Neiman Marcus for $3,600. (and so is Jinx the Cat).