Biography

Elie Top

Modern day dandy and refined-style designer, Elie Top participated in Baccarat's modernity through his jewelry collections.

After studying at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture in Paris, Elie Top began his career as one of Monsieur’s last assistants at Yves Saint- Laurent. When Alber Elbaz became Artistic Director of the Rive Gauche line, Elie Top began designing his first accessories, jewellery and handbags. The collaboration continues today for the Lanvin collections. He has also worked regularly with other fashion houses such as Roger Vivier with Bruno Frisoni, Loulou de la Falaise, and also with Daniel Swarovski.
His style tends towards a very elaborate sketch characterised by its strength and pure lines, attention to detail and assembly: Couture know-how that skilfully slides into a contemporary spirit.
In 2010, Elie Top starts his collaboration with Baccarat through the jewelry collection 'Bouchons de Carafe'. He takes his inspiration from Baccarat's heritage, as a reference to carafe stoppers and perfume bottles from the Roaring Twenties' collections. With XXL rings and extravagant cuff bracelets, Elie Top treats us with this ultra-modern and very Baccarat collection. Extremely precise lines, superior finishes and the magical association of crystal and metal sublimated by entirely hand cut crystal makes each sparkling piece unique: Elie Top embodies the spirit of Baccarat jewelry.



Bouchons de Carafe Collection: necklace, cuff bracelet and ring

In 2014, Louxor is making a comeback on the occasion of Baccarat’s 250th anniversary. The jewellery designer Elie Top pays tribute to Georges Chevalier and celebrates the talent of the Crystalworks’ craftsmen.

“I love Georges Chevalier’s uncluttered, radical style. He took perfection to the highest heights, with his floating lines, stripped entirely of artifice”,
explains Elie Top.


This style is reflected in the young designer’s vision for the special-edition Louxor ornament, which comprises of a necklace that can be turned into a tiara, a ring and a pair of earrings. Outstanding expertise is required to produce the ornament: it takes more than 80 hours to complete the bib necklace. Each piece is cut individually by a Master Craftsman.
Elie Top also pays homage to red, Baccarat’s iconic colour, obtained by the gradual fusion of clear crystal and 24-carat gold powder which requires consummate skill.
The result lives up to the dream it inspires, in which Baccarat’s imagination, memory and expertise are one and carry on the Maison timeless history and traditions while nurturing creativity.

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