Elton John and Lalique make music with crystal for a good cause

Heart, limited edition of 499 pieces, red crystal


What is the most prominent feature of Sir Elton John? His sense of fashion – how he intertwines colour into an otherwise black and white appearance. Like his red glasses. And this tint of red gets significance in a new manner. The singer has collaborated with French crystal makers Lalique to launch a unique collection, proceeds of which will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Angel Cire Perdue, unique piece, lost wax, clear and red crystal
Angel Cire Perdue, unique piece, lost wax, clear and red crystal

The Elton John Music is Love for Lalique includes seven exceptional crystal sculptures: three limited editions and four unique pieces. The three limited edition sculptures are available now at Lalique boutiques worldwide, with 10% of the proceeds to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Angel, unique piece, clear crystal and gold stamping
Angel, unique piece, clear crystal and gold stamping

The Four Special Editions include the Angel Cire Perdue, the Heart in platinum enamelled red crystal, the Heart in gold enamelled clear crystal and the Angel in gold-stamped clear crystal.
Each one is signed by Sir Elton John, and will be auctioned during the 2016 Academy Awards, in partnership with Paddle8, to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
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Heart, unique piece, red crystal and platinum enamel
Heart, unique piece, red crystal and platinum enamel

The four unique pieces will be auctioned off by Paddle8 on 28th February 2016 at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s annual Academy Awards Viewing Party. All proceeds will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Heart, unique piece, clear crystal and gold enamel
Heart, unique piece, clear crystal and gold enamel

Sir John is thrilled to bit because he loves glass and crystal, and so Lalique and fondly calls the brand the Rolls Royce of crystal. The French brand has once before supported Sir John and his charity, in its formative years in the late 1990s. A crystal angel piece was the highlight back then too and helped gather a lot of interest, awareness and funds for the charity.

Heart, limited edition of 999 pieces, clear crystal
Heart, limited edition of 999 pieces, clear crystal
Angel, limited edition of 999 pieces, clear crystal
Angel, limited edition of 999 pieces, clear crystal