Victoire de Castellane presents the house’s iconic emblem in all its glory
Beautiful flowers have always been a major source of inspiration for Monsieur Dior – “fortunately there are flowers,” he confessed in his memoirs – so it is no surprise that Victoire de Castellane shares his love of nature, returning again and again to the rose in his role as artistic director of Dior Joaillerie for over two decades.
Unleashing this passion in the Bois de Rose, Rose Dior Bagatelle and Rose Dior Pré Catelan collections and now in the new Rose Dior Couture line, de Castellane again draws inspiration from the rose bushes that Dior’s mother grew in the family home, Villa le Roumbes, in Granville, Normandy. For the first time, the collection includes bracelets crafted in white, rose or yellow gold, with a diamond glaze for extra sparkle.
Paying homage to the cherished motif, nine exquisite pieces in the new Rose Dior Couture line combine rose gold and diamonds in delicate necklaces, earrings and rings inspired by the Bois de Rose aesthetic, while the updated Rose Dior Pré Catelan line uses joyful shades of rose quartz, complemented by a more aggressive palette with amethyst and bold onyx.
Finally, eleven new Rose Dior Bagatelle creations combine white gold and diamonds. These include a mono-earring that can be either a stud or a pattern stretching from earlobe to spiral, as well as a feminine two-finger ring, a bracelet and a fine necklace.
The House of Dior is undoubtedly still blooming roses.