Christian Dior is going all out with its new high jewelry presentation, which they’re showing off at a 220-piece exhibition they’re putting on at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris.
Part of this exhibition put on by Dior is the 65 jewels in “Dior, Dior, Dior” which pays homage to haute couture by Victoire de Castellane with its masterful lace. While the exhibition is first open to couture clients, it will become open to the public from July 6-8. What’s best? It’s free of charge!
Speaking in an interview, de Castellane said, “Lace and plays of transparency have always been integral to the Dior vocabulary.” In fact, there seemed to be an uncountable amount of treasures in Dior’s archives which could be adapted into jewelry, and the fashion house is sure to make magic with this.
The designer admitted that she loves reinterpreting embellished lace in precious stones. The Dentelle Organza pink sapphire ring, which is just one of the two “Dior, Dior, Dior” rings, is in rose gold, diamonds, pink sapphires, yellow diamonds, rubies, and spessartite garnets. The second of the rings is the Dentelle Velours ring in rose gold with a central tanzanite surrounded by diamonds, Paraiba-type tourmalines, and pink and purple sapphire.
The other jewels in the exhibition, which is either from the house archives or lent to them by private collectors, reflect de Castellane’s imagination from her 20-year tenure as artistic director of Dior Joalillerie. Meanwhile, the house’s passions such as gardens, formal balls, and couture are also seen in the selection of jewelry and high watchmaking pieces from past collections.
Victoire de Castellane considers her creations as recurring themes as opposed to a question of fashion, stating, “The process is like a daisy chain—every time I create one piece, another emerges behind it.” She continues, “The feeling is hard to describe. Fortunately, when the language is jewelry, sometimes you don’t need words.”