Lambertson and Truex have created the collection in crocodile, snakeskin, calf, and suede. Their original creations are finished with custom-designed hardware, Tiffany Blue® leather interiors, Tiffany Blue® enamel and subtle logos.
For women, the designers have created the Manhattan Satchel, the TRT (Tiffany Reversible Tote), shoulder bags, hobos and clutches for day and night. They've also designed wallets, organizers and card cases, along with colorful Nappa leather gloves —wrist-length to gauntlet, triple-buttoned or bowed.
For men, Lambertson and Truex have designed the Tiffany Charles brief, the Blake grain leather tote and lightweight Newport satchel in fabric and leather. The men's collections also includes billfolds, card cases and gloves.
The Tiffany Leather Collection is priced from $95 to $16,500. For more information, visit www.tiffany.com.
MEET THE DESIGNERS
2 to 5 pm on Wednesday
Tiffany & Co.
730 N. Michigan, Chicago
Tiffany Reversible Tote in suede $395
Tiffany Reversible Tote in Metallic leather $ 595
Tiffany East Side tote in grain leather $1,495
Tiffany Taylor hobo in grain leather $995
Tiffany Lyn clutch in ring lizard $ 1,800
Tiffany Hadley shoulder bag in crocodile $ 7,200 Tiffany Manhattan in Cavalino $ 1,895
Tiffany Sadie Clutch in quilted lambskin $ 795
Tiffany Bracelet bag in satin $ 795
Tiffany Isabelle in satin $1,295
Tiffany Holly clutch in satin $ 595
Tiffany City clutch in calf or grain leather $495/$695/$895
Tiffany women's gloves $245 - $295
Tiffany Laurelton top handle in glazed crocodile $ 16,500
Tiffany Manhattan satchel in glazed crocodile $ 17,500
ABOUT LAMBERTSON AND TRUEX
Richard Lambertson and John Truex are design directors of Tiffany Leather Goods. Renowned for creating leather accessories of timeless style and sophistication, the two joined Tiffany & Co. in 2009 and are responsible for the design and development of Tiffany's handbag and accessory collections, with the first collection launching in fall 2010.
Prior to joining Tiffany, they owned and operated Lambertson Truex, the company they founded in 1998 and in which they were co-chief executive officers, as well as creative directors. The partners built a reputation for exclusivity, craftsmanship and a uniquely American design vision that was unprecedented in the accessories field. In 2000 they shared honors as the CFDA Accessories Designer of the Year and won the ACE Award for Design Excellence.
Mr. Lambertson began his career in the visual department at Saks Fifth Avenue, and later worked in the fashion office at Bergdorf Goodman and as buyer and developer of accessories at Barney's. In 1990 he was appointed design director at Gucci, where he was responsible for the development and merchandising of all products and was instrumental in the successful re-launch of the Gucci brand. He returned from Milan, Italy, to become CEO of Geoffrey Beene. He went on to become senior vice president and creative director at Bergdorf Goodman. He is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and a member and treasurer of the CFDA Board of Directors. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation.
Soon after graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 1985, Mr. Truex moved to New York and joined the accessory house of Carlos Falchi, where he held a variety of administrative and design positions, including vice president of design. In 1996 Mr. Truex was named director of design and sourcing at ck Calvin Klein, a position he held for two years until co-founding Lambertson Truex. He is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and serves on the Board of Pilobolus Dance Company.