A new collection of high jewelry by the Maison: lace, gold and stones with Dior Dior Dior ♦ ︎
After the gardens of Versailles and the baroque decorations of the great residence of the French kings, here is another noble inspiration from Victoire de Castellane, who leads Dior’s fine jewelry with great expertise. The new collection, in fact, is inspired by the art of lace. After all, it was a type of fabric widely used by those who lived in the court of Versailles. The high jewelry collection includes 65 pieces. And, to testify that the maximum of the novelty is what has already happened, Victoire de Castellane has used Christian Dior’s archival images, choosing between embroidery and arabesques to make necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings rich in emeralds, blue sapphires and rose, rubies, tanzanites, diamonds, etc.
Presented in the Paris haute couture week, the collection had an unusual stage: the Museum of Modern Art, where it was visible for three days by the public, together with a exhibition of Dior’s jewelery production, which celebrated its 20th anniversary: in fact, it was created in 1998. In short, from the aristocratic past to the democratic present.
The decision to draw inspiration from embroideries and lace, however, is also linked to the other soul of Dior, that of fashion. In fact, the effect of the lace recreated with gold threads is present throughout the collection and recalls Christian Dior’s atelier. And the collection underlines this “diorism”: it is not by chance that it has been entitled Dior, Dior, Dior. In short, Dior three times.
Large cocktail rings with colored stones of appropriate size, bracelets with shimmering stones, bracelets where flowers appear among the embroideries and integrate with the light gold embroidery. Jewels worthy of the Dior tradition and the most noble haute couture. Matilde de Bounville