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Monday, September 14, 2009

Bac"carat" x Chrome Hearts

King Louis XV of France gave Bishop de Montmorency-Laval of Metz permission to found a glassworks in the village of Baccarat, located in Lorraine (in eastern France), in 1764.

The first crystal oven went into operation at Baccarat on November 15, 1816. In 1823, King Louis XVIII of France commissioned a set of stemware. Since then, Baccarat has created stemware for the kings Charles X, Louis-Philippe, the Emperor Napoleon III, and the French presidents.

Almost two centuries later, Baccarat teams up with rebel luxury brand Chrome Hearts to create a Rock and Roll line of crystal pieces. Starting at $600, the collection is available at Chrome Hearts stores and select Baccarat stores.

(Baccarat is also a casino card game and it is believed to have been introduced into France from Italy during the reign of Charles VIII of France from 1483-1498).

Chrome Hearts is a luxury fashion brand that was founded in 1988 by Richard Stark and his wife Laurie Lynn Stark. The brand is best known for its high-end jewelry and accessories, which are all handmade and feature intricate detailing and designs.

Chrome Hearts has its roots in the world of motorcycling, with Richard Stark initially designing custom leather clothing and accessories for motorcycle enthusiasts. The brand's aesthetic has evolved over the years to incorporate elements of punk and rock 'n' roll, as well as Gothic and medieval influences.

One of Chrome Hearts' defining features is its commitment to quality and craftsmanship. All of the brand's products are made by hand using traditional techniques, and many feature one-of-a-kind designs. Chrome Hearts' product line includes a range of jewelry, including rings, necklaces, and bracelets, as well as leather goods such as jackets, belts, and bags. The brand has also expanded into eyewear, fragrance, and home goods, with a line of candles and home accessories.


In addition to its product offerings, Chrome Hearts has also become known for its collaborations with other luxury brands and designers. The brand has teamed up with everyone from Comme des Garรงons to The Elder Statesman, creating unique and highly sought-after collections that blend the aesthetics of both brands. Despite its success, Chrome Hearts remains a family-owned and operated business, with Richard and Laurie Lynn Stark still at the helm. The brand operates a number of flagship stores around the world, including locations in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Taipei. Overall, Chrome Hearts' combination of high-quality craftsmanship and edgy, rock 'n' roll aesthetic has made it a favorite of fashion insiders and celebrities alike. With its commitment to traditional techniques and unique design, the brand is sure to continue to make waves in the luxury fashion world for years to come.