Object of Desire: Christopher Chaun ‘Finale II’ Leather Bow Tie


christopher chaun finale ii bow tie

Photograph by Jim Brueckner

Buttoned up? Hardly. Christopher Chaun’s statement-making bow ties are not for the faint of heart. The Roxbury native developed his eye for haute couture while working at the Newbury Street Valentino showroom, where looping video footage of runway fashion shows inspired him to create his “Finale” line of metal-clad bow ties. Crafted by hand in his Hyde Park bedroom, Chaun’s edgy neckwear has found fans among men and women alike. In fact, it’s been spotted on both Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman and Beyoncé. Queen Bey opted for the “Finale II,” which balances sweetness and swagger with buttery black lambskin leather, metal roses, and draped chains—transforming formalwear into a fashion-forward work of art.

“Finale II” leather bow tie, $550, christopherchaun.com.