It is no secret that I’m a die hard fan of Dior’s current head fine jewelry designer,Victoire de Catellane.
Besides creating drop dead jewels that would make your head spin, her prior job was heading up Chanel’s costume jewelry line. Hence Castellane’s fine jewelry designs are so outlandishly bold, full of color and flair. Her designs have a definitive personality that draw you into another world, one that I could live in forever.
Today’s Vintage Costume Jewelry Love is a vintage Haute Couture Chanel Necklace designed in 1987 by Castellane.
An extraordinary and exceptionally rare Chanel haute couture gilt metal belt adorned with drop pearls and colorful stones. Designed by Victoire de Castellane for Chanel, it is over the top glamorous. See The Impossible Collection of Fashion by Valerie Steele for a similar piece. Published by Assouline.