High Jewelery: Versailles gardens interpreted by Dior. Images ♦ ︎
Assuming not to put yourself in the shoes of Maria Antonietta (finished on the guillotine) it is legitimate to put yourself in the shoes of a queen if you can wear the new pieces of high jewelery signed by Dior. The Versailles Palace was the center of last year’s collection designed by Maison’s artistic director, Victoire de Castellane. Having seen success, the designer remains in the neighborhood with the Dior à Versailles collection, Côté Jardins. In short, the great garden of the palace, itself a masterpiece, is transfigured into rings, necklaces, earrings, and even jewelry-watches.
As you can expect from a garden and as you can expect from Victoire de Castellane, the collection is a triumph of colors, stones, shapes that tend to remember the rococo but without the frills of the French eighteenth-century baroque. But the richness of compositions, which often recall the bouquets of flowers, is astonishing. An example: the Bosquet de la Salle de Bal Rubis bracelet is made of diamonds, rock crystal, emeralds, rubies, pink sapphires, mandarin garnets, blue sapphires, garnets, tsavorites, yellow diamonds, purple and yellow sapphires, spessartites, and lacquer.
The result would been loved by André Le Nôtre, landscape architect who in the 18th century conceived the garden of Versailles, one of the most admired in the world.
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