5 posts tagged "Baccarat"
French crystal manufacturer Baccarat is hosting a couture week blowout this evening. And after 250 years in business, a celebration at Maison Baccarat is certainly in order. To fete the milestone birthday, the company commissioned three short films by directors Sonia Sieff, Joséphine de la Baume, and Chiara Clemente—all of which revolve around a love story. The series, titled “Legendary Stories,” will premiere at the sure-to-be sparkling affair. Sieff’s film, which stars Caroline de Maigret and Thierry Frémont, sees two ex-lovers rekindle their flame while swilling red wine out of brilliant Baccarat glasses. The heady work debuts exclusively here. And don’t forget to check back later today for our complete party report.
Pour a little out for French denim label April77. The Paris-based line (and record label, incidentally) announced it is shuttering operations, effective immediately. [WWD]
iPad mania is the Apple craze of the moment, but Diane von Furstenberg hasn’t forgotten the iPhone. She’s just released her own hot-pink iPhone/iPod Touch case, available at her stores and emblazoned with her trademark lips. [NY Mag]
The reign of Karlie continues: Kloss (pictured, opening the Fall 2010 Dior ready-to-wear show) has been re-signed as the face of Dior for Fall 2010. [Fashionologie]
WWD sits down with Thom Browne for a chat on moving his show to Paris. Most intriguing: He lets slip that he’s working on a collection of limited-edition Champagne coupes with Baccarat. “It’s just a nice little project I wanted to do, even just for myself, because when I travel I always look for vintage Champagne coupes. It’s similar to how my [signature] suit came about. I decided to produce it instead of looking for it in an antique store,” Browne told the paper. For the man who has everything (except vintage Champagne coupes)! [WWD]
And the Times takes a moment to check in with Paper magazine editor in chief (and 2010 CFDA Eugenia Sheppard Award honoree) Kim Hastreiter as she hobnobs with Madonna and enthuses about all things fashion/art/culture/cool. [NYT]
“Just looking”—words that strike fear in the hearts of retail sales staff the world over. But it’s what’s encouraged at Dover Street Market, where Rei Kawakubo has just installed the Trading Museum, an exhibition of archive pieces and one-offs there for the observation. (They actually are for sale if you’re feeling flush, but the emphasis is on appreciation.) A visit to the first-floor exhibition is like a mini-trip to the V&A, not least because Kawakubo borrowed eight cabinets from the museum to display the items, which range from crystal pieces from Baccarat to Stephen Jones hats, archival CDG to items from the label’s recent collaboration with Apple, the Beatles’ license holder. The show is actually a temporary traveling exhibition, opening this week and closing next. Its first stop was in DSM Tokyo, where, apparently, the “just looking” message failed to take hold—almost every piece displayed there sold within a few hours.
Need a little lift while you’re out there trying to freshen up your fashion week wardrobe with as little expenditure as possible? Swing by Bergdorf Goodman’s Fifth Avenue windows to see this bubbly glass water bottle, a collaboration between Jean Paul Gaultier, Baccarat, and Evian. It’s the second time that Evian has asked a designer to “dress” an haute couture bottle. (Last year it was Christian Lacroix.) We know that bottled water is kind of politically incorrect these days, but environmentalists and aesthetes alike will be happy to know that there are only five of these worldwide. The Bubble bottle will be at BG until Sunday, when it takes a little tour of Manhattan to the Soho Grand and Buddha Bar, before heading back home to Paris.
Baccarat is launching Insomnight, a new jewelry collection that’s hitting stores this fall. With the Superhero trend in mind, we’ve already picked out our favorite piece: The 18K gold cuff bracelet with the brown mordore crystal. Baccarat 18K bracelet, $11,000, available at Baccarat, NYC, (212) 826-4100, www.baccarat.com.