If Judith Leiber made a crystal ball clutch (and she probably has), it would reveal shoes in the future.
For Fall ’16, Authentic Brands Group, owner of the Judith Leiber brand, is teaming up with Paradox London to launch JL by Judith Leiber, a diffusion line of “social occasion” footwear. With retail price points falling in the $220-$450 range, the collection is aimed for a broader consumer market than Leiber’s iconic clutch bags which retail for thousands.
The debut line combines traditional dress fare like satin and lace in wedding-friendly shades of plush, white, ivory and blue with Judith Leiber signatures including reproductions of 1920s jewelry and hardware. Black lace and crystals make a statement for black tie affairs.