Diamond studded Cleopatra Clutches unveiled on Red Carpet

Andrea Divirgilio / March 1, 2012

Designer clutches and handbags, which are the virtual bare necessity of any female celeb on the red carpet becomes a major highlight for events Oscars, where the style statements are scrutinized with hairline precision. The recently concluded Oscar red carpet event had a few designer clutches being flashed around, notably those by Lana Marks; Janet McTeer and Li Bingbing being the chosen ones this year for this task. Individually crafted out of exotic leather versions, and studded with diamonds, all cameras flashed on the glitter of these clutches, whose price tags could be in the range of $400,000 each. No wonder the likes of Helen Mirren, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron have always carried one of them on their award winning nights at the Oscars.

Lana Marks and the diamond studded Cleopatra clutch

For those that may not be familiar with the designer’s name, Lana Marks has been in the business of creating luxury clutches for quiet the time frame. For over a decade, the celebrity ladies’ bag maker has chosen a couple of celebrities, who have highlighted her creations at events like the Oscars, and this time, it was Janet Mc’Teer and Li Bingbing who were bestowed with the task. Though Ms. Mc’Teer’s purse isn’t known in the open with reference to its details, but the Chinese leading lady, Ms. Bingbing seems to have garnered plenty of media scores for what she literally clutched along.

Gold plated Cleopatra clutch

Weighing an equivalent of 40 carats, this Cleopatra purse (pictured topmost) featured 1,600 hand paved diamonds with 18-carat gold front flap, and the base fabrication being metallic silver tinted alligator leather from Louisiana. In order to give a more personalized touch, there was a pink gold on the front flap, along with 2-carat natural pink diamonds to inscribe ‘Li BingBing’ on the front. Taking into account that Ms. Bingbing happens to be one of the most influential figures in the Chinese movie industry, personalization like these would only be apt for her alone. Just waiting to see who gets this one next! Also do check out some previous blinged clutches we came covered, like the Lena Bergstrom crystal bags, and the Judith Leiber crystal kids bag.


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