The latest collection of high jewellery Victoire de Castellane has created for Dior is comprised of twelve one-of-a-kind pieces eg this ‘Bal de Mai’ necklace in white gold, yellow gold, diamonds, fancy brown diamond, fancy pink diamonds, fancy lilac diamonds, fancy mauve diamonds, pink opal and emeralds.
All the twelve pieces ares designed as if Christian Dior’s favourite flower, the rose, was the personification of the couture house’s first clients; women looking for unique dresses to go to the most extravagant balls. Personified and dressed in their most beautiful finery, these flower-women, each bearing the name of a 1950’s ball gown, are preparing themselves for one of those extraordinary evenings. Their colours tell their story or betray them, sometimes innocent, sometimes liberated, romantic or in love. This collection is the ultimate encounter between haute couture and haute joaillerie. The petals of these Dior roses are delicate fabrics with all the softness of satin while the stones in which they are set are the glorious embroideries embellishing them. Victoire de Castellane wanted to pay the greatest attention to the details on the linings which reveal an ultra refined underside and hidden stones. She has imagined opulent jewellery where stones are set with other stones until they evoke the most luxurious embroidered fabrics. The result is breathtaking. www.dior.com