New at Altar: Jennifer Behr
Jennifer Behr started hand-stitching headpieces and hair accessories when she was still a student of art history and sculpture at Baltimore. Jennifer Behr launched her eponymous accessories line in 2005, after designing an exclusive collection for celebrity hairstylist Frederic Fekkai that was an instant hit. While their growing popularity eventually justified the opening of a small shop dedicated to her custom creations, this was to be but the beginnings of an exciting millinery career.
Jennifer Behr creates a range of seductive headpieces – 21st century crowns – each one with its own appeal… Crystals set in dark metal and hand-stitched to ethereal silk chiffons, braided ropes, slick patent leathers and tough studs. This season, Jennifer artfully incorporates it all to pin back even the unruliest of locks. The collection is made by hand in her studio and within a network of small workshops in Brooklyn and Manhattan. This results in hair accessories carrying the soul of handwork, while remaining thoroughly modern in appearance.
Jennifer’s designs and quality of workmanship have made her a favorite of press, as well as celebrities, including Natalie Portman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Katie Perry, Liv Tyler, Heidi Klum and Amy Adams. Her pieces have graced the pages of renowned publications such as W, Vogue, Elle, Teen Vogue, and Nylon.
We are excited to now carry Jennifer’s designs here at Altar for our brides looking for that added sparkle and glitz.