April 30, 2021: Judith Leiber Couture handbags are a red carpet favorite, loved by countless celebrities who cherish the luxury label’s quirky creations as both eveningwear and objets d’art. You’ve surely seen them worn by the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna (among others), whether you realized it at the time or not. For reference, most designs take inspiration from real-life, including everything from food and beverages to animals and body parts. Perhaps most notably of all, they’re usually entirely encrusted in European crystals that reflect light at every angle.
Today, the beloved label unveiled a new design, one that’s much different from the lips-shaped clutch Angela Bassett recently wore to the 2021 Oscars or the chocolate bar-inspired purse Lizzo debuted at the 2020 Brit Awards. Enter the wonderfully unexpected Star Wars x Judith Leiber Couture collab, which will be available on Tuesday, May 4. The brand will be unveiling two R2-D2-inspired clutches in two colorways: Classic and Gold—each of which features more than 9,000 crystals that are hand-set by artisans.
“I have always loved R2-D2’s endearing personality. There is so much joy and nostalgia attached to the character,” says Jana Matheson, Chief Creative Officer of Judith Leiber Couture, in a statement provided to GRAZIA USA. “Judith Leiber Couture and Star Wars are a perfect match; R2-D2 is timeless, whimsical, and charming, similar attributes to that of our minaudieres.”
In the rare case that you haven’t done so already, check out the Star Wars x Judith Leiber Couture R2-D2 purses below.
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