NEW YORK CITY St. Regis Hotels & Resorts is collaborating with jewelry designer Alexis Bittar on a collection of bespoke baubles.
The St. Regis Collection by Alexis Bittar includes earrings, a necklace and brooch, and draws inspiration from legendary St. Regis founding patroness Caroline Astor, the mother of St. Regis founder John Jacob Astor IV and one of the most influential social and style icons of all time.
“As one of today’s most celebrated jewelry designers, Alexis Bittar is the perfect partner for the first-ever St. Regis Collection,” says Paul James, St. Regis global brand leader. “St. Regis Hotels & Resorts has truly come of age, and Alexis’ modern interpretation of Mrs. Astor’s prized jewels is a wonderful way to mark the brand’s landmark year of growth and more than 100 years of history.”
Paying tribute to Astor’s love of pearls and diamonds, this exclusive collection features Bittar’s signature Lucite alongside pearls in rich cream, platinum and champagne hues. Crystal accents grace the strand of pearls, drop earrings and floral brooch, harkening back to the jewels Astor wore at her legendary Midnight Suppers.
“I am thrilled to work with St. Regis and celebrate with them as they open their 21st hotel,” Bittar says. “It was great fun to explore Caroline Astor’s jewels and to create a collection in honor of her style and that of St. Regis.”
The St. Regis Collection by Alexis Bittar will be available for sale at all Alexis Bittar stores and online at www.alexisbittar.com. The St. Regis Collection necklace will retail for US$490, a set of earrings will retail for US$310, each and the brooch will retail for US$385.