BITTAR AND LIM: Phillip Lim commissioned Alexis Bittar to design a one-of-a-kind pair of earrings that will make its debut at his runway show today. Possibly a preview of what to expect from Bittar’s upcoming foray into fine jewelry, the shoulder-length, chandelier earring is comprised of 10-karat gold and oxidized gold, crystals and tiny pavé drops with a peacock feather motif at the center. “I wanted to stay away from being so architectural. The design of the earring is definitely more feminine feeling, flowy and airy with the Sixties influence,” Bittar said, adding that the inspiration was a “softer Nineties grunge feel with a Sixties bohemian flair.” The $395 earrings will be available on alexisbittar.com in July.
February 11, 2013