Richard Lambertson and John Truex are now the design directors of Tiffany & Co.’s Leather Collection, the first handbag collection of the world famous jeweler. These are the creative minds credited for making leather accessories with great sophistical and classic style. The jeweler bought the designers’ luxury bag company in May 2009 a few months after they declared bankruptcy due to the recession.
Both designers have different styles and got different beginnings in the fashion industry. Lambertson started at Saks Fifth Avenue as an employee of the store’s visual department. He worked at Bergdorf Goodman later on and then at Barney’s as a buyer and developer of accessories. He started working for Gucci in 1990 as a design director that required him to develop and market products. He came back from Milan and worked as a CEO of Geoffrey Beene, a senior vice-president at Bergdorf Goodman, and a member of other prestigious fashion organizations.
Truex started working with accessories at Carlos Falchi while holding several administrative and design roles. He became the director of design at Calvin Klein in 1996 for two years before he partnered with Lambertson for a company that was named after them.
Summary: Tiffany & Co., a famed jeweler, is now working with Lambertson Truex for their first line of Tiffany handbags. The company rescued the ten-year old luxury bag business of the latter and employed their designers, Richard Lambertson and John Truex.