Judith Leiber's handbags are meant for wowing — not schlepping. They're shaped like penguins, fruits, zebras, streetcars and firecrackers. First ladies and movie stars have carried them, and now they're the subject of an exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design in Manhattan.
"I wanted to make something that was more interesting and more special than what other people made," explains Leiber, now 96.
But that also meant they weren't cheap.