The scrumptious red-and-silver-starred clutch that original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter carried last week to the Los Angeles premiere of the 2017 version comes courtesy of a local designer.
Jeffrey Levinson, the Wynnewood-based luxury automobile marketer turned uber-upcale clutch-maker, designed the precious beauts that Carter and daughter Jessica Altman carried with them on the red carpet.
"We made a one-of-a-kind clutch for them that we turned around in four business days," Levinson told me as he drove through the Lincoln Tunnel on Friday morning. "And we used every hour of that time to get it to them in time. I mean, those bags were on the last plane out to California last Wednesday."
Levinson fashions his clutches — now available at Barneys New York and Moda Operandi, where they start at $895 — from two aerospace-grade, hand-cut aluminum shells held snugly together with a specially designed frame. But this bag is more than just a red-carpet jewel; it's also functional, boasting a clasp that doesn't pinch fingers and an airtight seal that still lets you hear your cellphone ring.
Levinson's eponymously named bags have been featured in Vogue and Vanity Fair. And celebrity stylists like Ann Caruso — who, according to her website, has dressed Oprah, Taraji P. Henson and first lady Melania Trump — are calling on Levinson to supply them with the special occasion, dainty confections. It was Caruso who asked Levinson to make Carter's couture clutch.
Levinson, who launched the clutch three years ago, is enjoying the flurry of A-list attention. Model Chrissy Teigen is a fan.
Last month, Elizabeth Hurley carried a satin blush rose Levinson to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's hot pink party.
And on Memorial Day weekend, model and actress Adriana Lima carried a hot little number that Levinson named after volcanic red stone to the Monaco Grand Prix.