Alexis Bittar Takes a Stab at Luxury

Alexis Bittar Takes a Stab at LuxuryJewelry designer Alexis Bittar poses with actress Dakota Fanning at the 2010 CFDA Awards. (Source: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America)Alexis Bittar’s long-awaited fine jewelry collection has arrived, conveniently in time for holiday shopping. The renowned accessories designer, who was named 2014 Brand of the Year by the Accessories Council of Excellence (ACE), launched the luxury line last week at his Newbury Street store in Boston, one of ten throughout the country. 

Bittar’s designs started their ascent to fame in 1992, when Bergdorf Goodman began carrying his costume jewelry. His signature lucite pieces quickly gained popularity among celebrities as well as the countless designers he has collaborated with.

“I think most people thought I was going to do huge pieces because of what the brand is,” Bittar explains in an interview for Racked on the discrepancy between his chunky costume jewelry and delicate high-end jewelry. “I kind of did the reverse and went toward a real 1990s minimalism with a 1950s aesthetic.” Bittar, who came of age in the early ‘90s, credits inspiration for his latest line as “a fusion of the Grace Kelly of Alfred Hitchcock’s fantasies and a 1990s grunge girl,” according to the New York Times. Bittar’s "Fine" collection ranges from $395 to $14,000 and is available online and in his stores.

Alexis Bittar Takes a Stab at Luxury
Alexis Bittar Fine Collection
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