October 1, 2021
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1841-2021. From the top of its hexagonal foot and its triple-buttoned leg, the Harcourt glass celebrates its 180th anniversary this year. Born under Louis-Philippe, it has survived almost two centuries without losing its crystalline aura. Featured on the tables of all epicureans, the Harcourt glass is a timeless but contemporary piece, with around 20,000 sold each year.
To celebrate this anniversary in style, Baccarat has selected Yoshiki to use his creativity and infuse his universe into this legendary Harcourt glass. The one-of-a-kind piece will be debuted at Paris Fashion Week.
See the glass in the following video:
“I’m honored to have been selected by Baccarat to blend my world, with theirs, to celebrate the legacy of the iconic Harcourt glass” shares Yoshiki.
One day a pianist for the Emperor of Japan and the next a rock star and a fashion designer for Yoshikimono, his own contemporary kimonos brand launched 10 years ago, Yoshiki mirrored his own duality in his creations.
From the front, the glass seems to be on fire, while from above, a poisonous flower seems to bloom in shades of red, a color dear to both Baccarat and Yoshiki. A unique creation representing the relationship between East and West.
In addition to his recent collaborations with the likes of Baccarat and Disney+ for his “My Music Story” documentary, Yoshiki is currently working on new music releases. Fans can expect an exciting announcement on this later this year.
Leader of the rock band X Japan and an accomplished solo artist, Yoshiki has sold over 50 million albums and singles worldwide. He has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden and Wembley Arena, and has played a record 18 sold-out concerts at the Tokyo Dome. A versatile musician, he has composed the theme songs for the Golden Globes Awards, Hello Kitty and the animated series Attack on Titan, as well as a classical concerto for the Emperor of Japan. Yoshiki has collaborated with George Martin, producer of The Beatles, Roger Taylor of Queen, Sarah Brightman, and more recently – Bono, will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson and St. Vincent. Yoshiki is currently working on compositions for American films and TV projects. A fashion icon who has posed on the cover of Numero Tokyo and Vogue Japan, he launched his fashion label Yoshikimono ten years ago. Yoshiki is also a wine producer in the Napa Valley.