The new Cher Dior high jewelry line is absolutely positively drop dead gorgeous!!! Every piece is a work of stunning art. Breathtaking bold color combine with mesmerizing facets of emerald, rubies, diamonds, and sapphires. Each set in just the right geometric design that create a kaleidoscope of sheer jeweled brilliance.
Dior's creative director/Jewelry Goddess Victoire de Castallane wows Paris Couture week with her latest high jewelry line, Cher Dior. This line is blazing with amazing eye catching color, bold combinations, and wickedly gorgeous design. Each piece is prettier than the next, how could you pick just one? What I absolutely love about de Castellane's designs is that they are reminiscent of vintage costume jewelry….that's right a fine jewelry line that mimics costume jewelry. Isn't that backwards? Not necessarily, before Victoire de Castallane became Creative Director for Dior's Fine Jewelry division in 1998, she oversaw Chanel's costume jewelry designs for fourteen years .
Castallane has taken inspiration from her big bold runway costume jewelry pieces and has fed that into her fine jewelry designs. I think it is genius! A total reversal of fine and costume jewelry resulting in big huge jawdropping genuine jewels filled to the brim with color, femininity, and fun. I'm head over heels with all of de Castallane's designs, she is truly a jewelry mastermind maven!!!
However, no need to take my word for it, instead take Victoire de Castellane's when asked by Vogue to describe Cher Dior,
“This time, I wanted to work with the idea of all the colors fighting each other!” Victoire de Castellane insists when she’s asked to describe her new high jewelry collection, Cher Dior. You haven’t misheard her, and it isn’t her charmingly accented English getting in the way—she really means she loves the idea of unlikely colored stones nestled next to each other or locked in a strange embrace. So in her latest dramatic effort, rubies nuzzle purple sapphires; yellow sapphires hug their pink confreres. “They are not supposed to be friends, but they are stuck together!” the designer laughs.
De Castellane, who manages to seem elfin even as she towers over you in acid green stilettos, explains that the collection began as an imaginary letter to Monsieur Dior, and is an homage to the firm’s couture atelier. To that end, the back of each piece is as finely wrought as the front, worked to evoke golden lace, or to bring to mind the finest embroidery. And every piece, no mater how large and impressive the stones it incorporates, retains the delicacy of execution that de Castellane is famous for.
See for yourself and enjoy the gorgeous!
Cher Dior Exquise Pink Sapphire Ring
Cher Dior Fascinante Emerald Bracelet
Cher Dior Majestueuse Multi-colored Ring
Cher Dior Exquise Pink Sapphire Earrings
Cher Dior Majestueuse Multi-colored Necklace
Cher Dior Majestueuse Multi-colored Necklace Details
Cher Dior Exquise Emerald Ring
Cher Dior Exquise Emerald Earrings
Cher Dior Exquis Rubis Earrings
Cher Dior Exquis Rubis Ring
Cher Dior Exquise Diamant Earrings
All images are courtesy of Christian Dior
How magnificent is Cher Dior? In love! Have a fabulous day!!!