About the designer: Alexis Bittar

2004

In 2004, Alexis celebrates the grand opening of his first eponymous boutique, located on Broome Street in NYC; just 2 blocks from where he first began selling his wares over a decade before.

His designs are featured in the first of six worldwide Estée Lauder ad campaigns, styled by Lori Goldstein. Later that year, Bittar is named the "Rising Star of the Year" by the prestigious Accessories Council of Excellence (ACE).

The council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) invites Alexis Bittar to join them as a committee member.

2008

Alexis opens his second retail store in New York City, located on Bleecker Street in the West Village.

COLLABORATIONS
For New York Fashion Week, Alexis Bittar collaborates with Michael Kors, Dennis Basso, and Michael Angel for their Spring 2010 ready-to-wear Collections.

FRENCH VOGUE
Bittar’s designs are featured on the cover of French Vogue, styled by fashion editor Carine Roitfeld.

Alexis’ designs appear on over 15 editorial covers in 2008 including Time Magazine, Italian Vogue, and Harper's Bazaar UK.

2011

Jason Wu and Alexis Bittar collaborate for the second time. Bittar’s exclusive collection of custom made jewels debut on the runway for Wu’s Fall/Winter 2011 show.

LAUREN HUTTON AD CAMPAIGN
Fashion icon Lauren Hutton poses as the new face of Alexis Bittar’s 2011/2012 ad campaign. Lauren is shot by famed artist and photographer Jack Pierson, and her face graces billboards all over New York City during Fashion Week in February 2011.

CHICAGO STORE OPENING
January 2011 – The designer heads to the Midwest, opening his latest retail location in Chicago, at 1710 North Damen Avenue in Wicker Park.

2012

ABFAB AD CAMPAIGN Legendary Comedic Duo Jennifer Saunders And Joanna Lumley Star In Alexis' Latest Ad Campaign Dressed As Their Infamous Characters From The Hit British Show Absolutely Fabulous, Edina Monsoon And Patsy Stone.

BITTAR FOR JEREMY SCOTT Alexis Collaborates With Designer Jeremy Scott For His Fall/Winter 2012 Runway Show.

2013

ALEXIS BITTAR Described As "One Of The Greatest Jewelry Designers Of The 21st Century", Alexis Bittar Went From Hawking His Wares On The Streets Of New York, To Selling His Eponymous Jewelry Collections In More Than 34 Countries Around The Globe.

DESIGNER COLLABORATIONS Collaboration With Nicola Formichetti For Thierry Mugler: Bittar Created An Exclusive Futuristic Earring For Mugler's Paris Fall 2013 Runway Show. Collaboration With 3.1 Phillip Lim: Bittar And Lim Partnered In Designing A Gold Chandelier Earring For Lim's New York Fall 2013 Runway Show.

STORE OPENINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS In March, Alexis Bittar Opened His Fourth New York Boutique On Columbus Avenue And A Boutique In Greenwich, CT On Greenwich Avenue. In August, Alexis Bittar Opened His First Boston Boutique On Newbury Street. In September, Alexis Bittar's First Ever Boutique In Soho Receives A Facelift.