Alexis Bittar is getting into politics — sort of.
Today, the jewelry designer launched a new series of window displays in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. Unlike his previous displays, which include, most recently, artwork done by Bradley Theodore, these are less jewelry, and more, well, Trump.
In what he’s proclaiming a “salute to absurdity,” Bittar and his visual team have created a series of larger-than-life papier-mâché models in the likeness of Donald Trump’s head — bouffant hair and all. “I’ve been increasingly disturbed by the popularity of Trump in our country and some of the more insane things he’s said,” Bittar said. “I decided to channel my energy and use our creative talent to have a comedic commentary on his vanity coupled with a dash of Halloween craziness.”
The displays feature the model head atop a mannequin dressed in a money-print suit, standing next to a full-length mirror — and decked out in Alexis Bittar jewelry, of course — a mix of bangles, brooches and necklaces.
Stores getting the Trump treatment include SoHo, Columbus Avenue and Madison Avenue in New York; Newbury Street in Boston; City Center in Washington, D.C.; and West Hollywood, Calif.