Katy Perry Creates $6,195 Bejweled Mushroom Bag With Judith Leiber – WWD

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Katy Perry has a thing for mushrooms.

The singer, whose Las Vegas residency show ‘Play’ finds her surrounded by dancing mushrooms in a vignette, has now teamed up with Judith Leiber Couture on a limited-edition mushroom minaudière – or handbag adorned with jewels for those who did not learn French in high school.

The wearable artwork was designed in collaboration with Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, co-owner of the brand, with Authentic Brands Group and Jana Matheson, creative director of Judith Leiber.

The minaudière is created from over 10,000 crystals combined in shades of bright red siam mixed with scarlet and burgundy. The upper is shaded in a gradient array of light gold crystals with opal accents. The cap features flatback beads in multiple sizes designed to create texture and dimension. The interior is lined with metallic leather.

Each piece is hand painted with a polished brass frame and removable shoulder chain that includes the Katy Perry Play medallion.

The Judith Leiber Couture x Katy Perry minaudière will cost $6,195 and will be sold on the brand’s website and in its boutique at Resorts World Las Vegas, which hosts its fashion show. It will also be available in select luxury specialty stores starting in the fall.

“I’m thrilled to unveil this collaboration with Judith Leiber Couture for my show, ‘Play,'” Perry said. “I had an affinity for these dazzling minaudières as soon as I could afford one. This exclusive piece is the ultimate “Play” memorabilia.

Perry, who is known for her playful fashion choices, has worn Judith Leiber in the past, including a hamburger clutch that complemented the giant hamburger dress she donned at the Met Gala in 2019, and a crystal-encrusted football clutch which she wore at the NFL Honors last year.

“Similar to Judith Leiber, Katy is known for creating wearable art with her iconic looks,” said Ocleppo Hilfiger. “His unique personality and creative vision were key to designing this special piece. We’re thrilled to introduce this new minaudière, which is as unique and vibrant as Katy.

“This adorable mushroom was inspired directly by Katy’s ‘Play’ residence,” Matheson added. “Her confidence and impeccable sense of style make her the perfect collaborator for the Judith Leiber brand. She is the supreme representation of fun and fearless collectors who love the Judith Leiber Couture brand.

Judith Leiber is available in 105 points of sale in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Perry has sold over 57 million albums and racked up 65 billion streams. She is one of five artists to have surpassed 100 million certified units with their digital singles. Her residency in Vegas began in late 2021 and will run through October this year.

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