We still can't get over the Met Gala 2019's over-the-top fashion extravaganza, thanks to this year's fun theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion. Given the intentional excessiveness of it all, one of the event's headturners were the sparkly bags that Hollywood celebrities carried to complete their campy looks.
First, we spotted Zendaya with her adorable carriage clutch befitting of Cinderella.
We also noticed Lady Gaga's nostalgic giant '90s phone which actually doubled as her purse.
And then there was Hailee Steinfeld's sparkly retro camera bag.
We also had our eyes on Janelle Monae's arm candy!
And who can resist Katy Perry's burger bag and chandelier clutch?
Jennifer Lopez and the Kardashian-Jenner gals also carried those shiny, quirky bags.
But what do these bags have in common, you ask? All of these are custom clutches made by New York-based brand Judith Leiber!
The American luxury bag brand was established in 1963 and specializes in miniaudierés. Their special clutches are beloved by many and are admired so much so that some designs have been added to the collections of museums across the world. You can find their miniaudierés displayed in permanent design collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Los Angeles Museum of Art.
That said, apart from the above-mentioned Hollywood celebs, we do have one Filipino celebrity who's also obsessed with Judith Leiber. Heart Evangelista, in fact, carries not just one but two custom-made pieces from the same bag brand.
She has a personalized one with her name emblazoned on it—a red and silver crystal-encrusted clutch that says "Love Marie."
Meanwhile, the other one comes in the shape of a dog. Perfect for a pup lover like her!
Super cute! Now we want a Judith Leiber bag of our own!