LIGHT BRIGHT: To coincide with the opening of its new boutique at 79 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Baccarat is to light up Paris’ famous shopping street over the holidays. As of Nov. 17, the crystal maker will set up 12 chandeliers with between 18 and 24 lights, from the Avenue Matignon to the Rue Cambon. (The store, designed by Gilles & Boissier, is set to open on Dec. 7.)
“Some strips of the street won’t be lit up for security reasons: in front of the Elysée Palace and the Great Britain’s embassy,” said a spokeswoman for the house, who also explained chandeliers are to be hung up in the middle of the road, with a special system.
Chandeliers include the house’s “Mille Nuits,” the “Zenith Charleston,” the “Zenith Flou Je Te Vois Flou” that was reinterpreted by Philippe Starck, the “Zenith Comete” and the “clear and red crystal Zenith” done for the house’s 250th anniversary, which is ornamented with many of the brand’s signature red octagonal crystals.
In addition, seven chandeliers will light up the windows of the new store, located opposite from the Hotel Bristol.