20 posts tagged "Pierre Hardy"
Last night, in addition to revealing their Madison Avenue boutique’s Alice in Wonderland-inspired holiday windows, Hermès gave their new Haute Bijouterie collection its U.S. debut—haute being an understatement of sorts. The house’s jewelry maestro, Pierre Hardy, created a rose-gold and brown-diamond buckle cuff and diamond and gold collier de chien bangles, but the most traffic-stopping were mini, objet d’art versions of Hermès bags. Kelly, Birkin, and Nausicaa styles have all been shrunken and reimagined in precious metals and stones. And a new bag created by Hardy, the Chaîne d’Ancre, made from diamond-encrusted white gold links, is arguably the luxe-est of them all. Only three units of each style were produced, and despite the million-dollar-plus price tag, the Kelly and Birkin are already sold out. For rubberneckers, they’re on view at the New York flagship through December 8.
Around the Style.com offices, we are all excited about finally getting to wear our new fall clothes (the ones we spotted at the runway shows that feel light-years away at this point). For the chilly days ahead, we have rounded up the perfect outfit. From Pierre Hardy’s color-blocked booties to Versus’ perfectly distressed denim and a rocker-chic jacket from Faith Connexion, this is one look that you can wear over and over again. See the essentials below.
1. Tibi sweater, $495, available at www.tibi.com
2. Christopher Kane clutch, $571, available at www.farfetch.com
3. Faith Connexion jacket, $1,530, available at www.intermixonline.com
4. Versus denim, $525, available at www.netaporter.com
5. Pierre Hardy boots, $1,375, available at www.netaporter.com
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Not only did the sun finally make an appearance, Paris got a shot of orange yesterday morning—Hermès orange, to be precise. On Monday, the French house unveiled its summer pop-up store (8 rue des Sèvres, Paris), where the story is all about women’s shoes. The full range of summer footwear by Pierre Hardy, including Oran sandals in hot pink, navy, and orange neoprene (all exclusive to this location, €390), flank one side of the space, and a preview of the Fall shoes and boots (déjà!) lines the opposite.
“The concept is really simple, but it seemed obvious to me to play on the Hermès box,” says interior decorator Stéphane Parmentier. “It’s radical and graphic, but also warm.” A pair of “monochromes in movement,” portals of slowly rotating dry pigments by artist Manuel Merida, echo the ones now featured at the Right Bank flagship, and Walking Distance, a video by Rosario Romagnosi, brings movement to the space, which sits on the angle of the rue de Sèvres and the rue des Saints-Pères like the prow of a ship.
For Hermès, this is but a first act—the shop will close on July 19 to make way for a space dedicated to its Chinese contemporary lifestyle brand Shang Xia, which is slated to open at the end of the year. And for Parmentier, the project marks a first return to fashion since shuttering his signature label over a decade ago. “I wanted to really bring people into an Hermès experience, so it has this feeling of being backstage, or in a stockroom,” he admits. A hint of things to come? Parmentier earned his stripes with Lanvin, Givenchy, and Karl Lagerfeld—it’s a fair bet he hasn’t said his last
If you happen to have €1.5 million lying around, you can pick up one of Hermès’ newest offerings—a small handbag made of gold, precious stones, and some 11,000 diamonds. The house’s jewelry designer, Pierre Hardy, created four different versions, each of which will only be produced three times. [Financial Times]
Emma Watson has been cast as the lead in Sofia Coppola’s new film, The Bling Ring. The film tells the true story of teenage fanatics turned celebrity burglars. [Vogue U.K.]
A year later, and nobody is quite sure who will succeed John Galliano at Dior. Yesterday, a source reportedly told British Vogue that flowers arrived at Christian Dior’s headquarters addressed to none other than Haider Ackermann, a designer who’s name has been in the mix of contenders for a while now. [Vogue U.K.]