From the 1960s Alexandre De Paris was a hairdresser to a slew of glamourous women, from Princess Grace of Monaco to Liza Minelli. Once whimsically scattering diamonds in Jackie Kennedy's chignon he became synonymous with French elegance and began to design his own range of accessories for the hair. Fabricated in France, by hand, from acetate that will not damage the hair, these outfit-enhancing accessories celebrate the modern woman and her hair related needs.
Working with J&M Davidson's creative director, Katie Hillier, the two brands have joined forces to create a line of limited edition hair accessories that reflect both Alexandre De Paris' initial mission, and J&M Davidson's present-day playfulness. In an array of colours: tortoiseshell, pale swirling pink and white and chic black, the barrettes, clips and hair bands speak of sophisticated elegance while maintaining a subdued cool-ness.
Swarovski crystals and pearls decorate the barrettes and bands in geometric patterns or simple lines, ensuring that each piece has more than a nod to the glamorous past of Alexandre De Pairs. Elements of the collection reveal a print by Ed Curtis through semi-transparent acetate when held up to the light.