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Introducing Rose de Vents, the new jewelry collection by Christian Dior, while exploring the designer's rose, star and good luck charm.
t all began at Les Rhumbs in Granville, France ' the villa where Christian Dior spent his childhood admiring the sea. #e Channel Islands are visible in the far distance when the weather is good, and the boats that pass near the steep coastlines !nd the Americas as their next stop. And there ' in the villa’s pool, perfectly located behind the house, the wind rose (or “rose des vents” in French) motif is traced out on the mosaic bottom. It was also in the garden here that the couturier’s passion for %owers took root ' for hawthorn, mignonette and his beloved roses in particular, which he grew himself. Later in Paris, as a result of !nding a somewhat mysterious star on the ground, the highly superstitious Christian Dior decided to open his own couture house, interpreting this !nd as a portent of his destiny. And it was then from Paris, with that same lucky star in his pocket, that he headed o" to the four winds to discover the world and present his collections in which the rose always played a starring role. All these stories are contained in the Rose des Vents collection by Victoire de Castellane. “I wanted to start from the idea of a dainty motif pendant. And what is more metaphorical than a medallion?” the Dior Joaillerie creative director asks. “A symbol of travel in which you !nd echoes of Christian Dior’s star and the idea of the good-luck charm, but also the rose, his favorite %ower. #e whole history of the house is there, implicitly.” In yellow gold, rose gold, mother-ofpearl, lapis lazuli, turquoise or pink opal, the jewels have all the delicacy of a gently-whispered story. In a nod to the world of fashion and the ocean alike, a twist of gold rice grains encircles the medallion hanging from its chain, showing either its hardstone or wind rose face, according to the wearer’s movements. With bracelets and short and long necklaces, the collection develops the motif, broadening the horizon for the medallion jewel. “Rose des Vents is also a metaphor for creation,” explains Victoire de Castellane. “Creating is about searching, turning things over and then !nding one’s cardinal point and setting o" on a journey. Creation is the product of a stationary voyage.”