PLEATED WHIMSY

Dior

Hong Kong Tatler - - Jewellery -

“I WANTED TO CRE­ATE EACH PIECE JUST LIKE THE DRESSES CHRISTIAN DIOR DE­SIGNED—WITH AN AR­CHI­TECT’S EYE, AS IF THE JEW­ELS WERE SCULPTED, FLOUNCED, PLEATED, BELTED OR DRAPED FAB­RICS,” SAYS DIOR JOAIL­LERIE HEAD DE­SIGNER VIC­TOIRE DE CASTEL­LANE AS SHE DE­SCRIBES

THE MAI­SON’S BI­EN­NALE COL­LEC­TION, ARCHI DIOR. JEW­ELS WITH DI­A­MONDS AND COLOURED STONES FORM SWIRLING SKIRTS, PET­TI­COATS AND RIB­BONS, IN­SPIRED BY THE DE­TAILS FROM COROLLE, THE HAUTE COU­TURE COL­LEC­TION THAT CHRISTIAN DIOR PRE­SENTED AT HIS VERY FIRST FASH­ION

SHOW IN 1947. SOME EX­AM­PLES IN­CLUDE THE BAR EN COROLLE EMER­AUDE BRACELET IN WHITE GOLD WITH DI­A­MONDS, PINK SAP­PHIRES, GAR­NETS AND SPINELS, AND THE COROLLE JOUR

EMER­AUDE NECK­LACE IN WHITE GOLD.

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