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From Haute Couture to Haute Joaillerie: Archi Dior

Archi Dior, the new High Jewellery collection created by Victoire de Castellane (Dior Jewellery’s Artistic Director), celebrates Dior’s emblematic designs.

All the movement of fabrics and lightness of material are recreated in metal and precious stones: movements, volumes, waist lines, pleats, the way fabric falls: all of this can be found in each a every piece of this entrancing collection.

I wanted to be an architect; as a couturier I have to follow the laws and principles of architecture. Christian Dior

 

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Sketch of the Bar ensemble, Haute couture Spring-Summer 1947 collection, Corolle line, and the Bar En Corolle Diamond Ring.
Bar En Corolle Diamond Ring: white gold, diamonds, pink sapphires, emeralds, demantoid garnets and purple sapphires.
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Sketch of the Cocotte dress, Haute Couture Spring-Summer 1948, Zig-Zag line, and the Cocotte Pink Sapphire Ring.
Cocotte Pink Sapphire Ring: white gold, diamonds, fancy purple-pink and fancy pink diamonds and pink sapphires.
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Sketch of the Songe dress, Haute Couture Spring-Summer 1947 collection, Corolle line, and the Corolle Soir Ruby Ring.
Corolle Soir Ruby Ring: white gold, diamonds and rubies.
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Sketch of the Junon dress, Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 1949 collection, Milieu du Siècle line, and the Milieu du Siècle Diamond Ring.
Milieu du Siècle Diamond Ring, in white gold (black gold plated) and diamonds.

A collection which affirms itself as return to the couturier’s most emblematic models, and the reinterpretation of Christian Dior silhouettes through jewellery.

 

Source material and additional information on www.dior.com

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