Dior New High Jewellery Collection Les Jardins de la Couture

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Corolla skirts, embroidered or brocaded petals, blossoming braids, rustic prints... In each collection, the founding-couturier constantly drew inspiration from nature and its bountiful fertility. A couture nature to which Victoire de Castellane pays tribute with dazzling lines, such as RoseDior and Dior Rose, as well as Galons Dior and Dior Print.

Today, the Artistic Director is writing a new page in the history of Dior high jewelry with Les Jardins de la Couture. Building on the previous ones, this chapter is told through 170 exceptional pieces – including three secret watches – making up four fascinating stories. The first, Galons Fleuris, comes alive by the repetition of bucolic motifs on necklaces, earrings and bracelets evoking precious ribbons. The same poeticism can be discovered in Très Cher Dior, the shimmering, relief-set jewels of which feature audacious volume settings. An ode to lush, living vegetation, the Buissons Couture creations are studded with flowers – constructed stone by stone – forming a hypnotic ballet. Marking the final stop on this enchanted journey, Mini Milly revisits Christian Dior’s garden at Milly-la-Forêt, with her child’s eyes, in a flourish of stunning hues.

With infinite virtuosity, the models express the excellence of the ateliers, where traditional gestures and innovative savoir-faire converge, specially developed to bring Victoire de Castellane’s vision to life. Colored stones, set one by one, combined with the lacquer technique – the signature of the Artistic Director of Dior Joaillerie – create romantic miniature theatrical scenes suggesting the gentleness of spring. In a marvellous interweaving of gems, sparkling diamonds, iridescent mother-of-pearl, gold and sequins, the jewels transcribe the splendours of the plant world in joyful profusion. The interplay of different scales and perspectives develops an impression of perfect asymmetry and disordered balance, interpreting the naturalness of a garden.

A manifest odyssey, in celebration of Christian Dior’s beloved Eden, through which the House’s heritage shines in a thousand sparkles.