Paris Haute Couture. A look at the latest Dior Jewellery Collection Haute Jewellery. 20. Januar 2020 DON'T KEEP THIS TO YOURSELF As Paris Haute Couture kick-starts, all eyes are on the French luxury houses and, of course, the fabulous jewellery that adorns the designers’ creations. This year, we have an especial interest in the latest Dior jewellery collection. Haute couture and Haute Jewellery Since 2010, Haute Couture’s official calendar has hosted the most exquisite jewellery houses that are affiliated to the federation. The purpose is to showcase at the same time, the two sectors that stand out by the uniqueness of their models handmade with exceptional know-how. Victoire de Castellane celebrates 2 decades as Dior’s Jewellery creative director View this post on Instagram A post shared by Victoire de Castellane 💎 (@victoiredecastellane) on Sep 16, 2019 at 6:07am PDT 2020 is a special year for Dior Fine Jewellery since the French house celebrates the 20th-anniversary of Victoire de Castellane as its creative director. As a matter of fact, it was de Castellane who developed and launched Dior Joaillerie after LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault poached her from Chanel in 1999. In these twenty years, Victoire de Castellane has become famous for her signature designs; fabulous hybrid creatures, a mix of flowers and insects covered in colourful enamel and gems, having often secret movable parts. De Castellane whimsical collections seem out of a dream and have won her almost 100k followers on Instagram and fans all over the world. The Gem Dior Collection View this post on Instagram A post shared by Victoire de Castellane 💎 (@victoiredecastellane) on Jul 1, 2019 at 8:29am PDT The French jewellery designer named her latest collection “Gem Dior” – a wordplay with J’aime Dior, I love Dior, and also a wordplay with J’adore Dior, I adore Dior, the slogan that appears on T-shirts, bags and gives name to a perfume. It is Dior’s most extensive high jewellery collection ever, having almost 100 pieces, from necklaces to watches, made with dégradé gemstones clusters in all colours of the rainbow, including cyan tourmalines, diamonds, emeralds, pink sapphires, tanzanites, garnets, emeralds, you name it. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Victoire de Castellane 💎 (@victoiredecastellane) on Jul 22, 2019 at 5:21am PDT Comparing to her previous creations, Gem Dior is quite a different collection because of the abstract designs. De Castellane explains that she imagined each piece as minerals, like pyrite, for example, a mineral that grows in nature with crystals wedged together in irregular shapes. Castellane reproduces these asymmetrical shapes by mixing stones in all colours and cuts; ovals, baguettes, pears and emerald cut. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Victoire de Castellane 💎 (@victoiredecastellane) on Aug 7, 2019 at 12:50am PDT The extravagant presentation View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dior Official (@dior) on Jun 14, 2019 at 6:31am PDT To celebrate in style de Castellane work anniversary and her incredible talent, Dior’s chairman and CEO Pietro Beccari invited couture clients to a two nights extravaganza in Venice. Upon arriving at Palazzo Labia, the guests were surprised by a living painting with models all dressed in beige Dior dresses designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, and wearing several Victoire de Castellane jewellery pieces. During dinner, the same models, now wearing black, walked through the dining rooms to show the jewellery, which reminded the intimate couture shows Monsieur Dior used to hold in the ’50s and ’60s. The French jewellery designer says that to her, jewellery is like makeup; „You can have no makeup on, but if you’re wearing earrings, suddenly they brighten you.“ As more and more women are taking on leadership roles in culture and politics, they are buying jewellery for themselves instead of having to wait for a man to give them as a gift. For Victoire de Castellane, this is a victory. Christine Schönburg All photos courtesy of Dior and Victoire de Castellane SAME SAME BUT DIFFEREN Bulgari and the serpent: a precious love story Pure seduction. A talk with Breitling Squad: watches, fashion & more The new Endurance Pro. 33 affordable items that look like designer pieces The best in fast fashion. Jewellery Trends fall 2020: your essential guide Golden times. 6 fall bag trends worth investing in 2020 To refresh your autumn looks.