Archi Dior jewelry collection is inspired by the finest couture gowns and includes gold pieces that have been shaped to mimic the draping, pleating and gathering of the sumptuous fabrics. The collection debuted couple of years ago as homage to Christian Dior’s innovative approach to incorporation of elements of architecture to the gowns. Not only, the founder of one of the world’s top fashion houses imbued his creations with their architectural elegance, but he also defined a style and a spirit of the brand.
I selected the strongest and most interesting movements in order to adapt them in metal. It’s no longer a pleated dress, but the idea of a pleat. – Victoire de Castellane, Creative Director of Dior Joaillerie explains.
Victoire de Castellane took the essence of these iconic designs and transformed them into a high jewelry collection. The 2016 edition of Archi Dior jewelry collection is enhanced with eight pieces inspired by the Cocottehoundstooth dress from the spring-summer 1948 collection with its volume swept to the back, as well as the Milieu du Siècle line from the autumn-winter 1949-1950 presentation based on the internal geometry of the fabrics.
An asymmetric ring and necklace on white gold and diamonds are reminiscences of the silhouette of the Cocotte design. And the flow of the Milieu du Siècle line’s curves appear in a gold and diamond necklace, in two pairs of white gold and diamond earrings, as well as three rings in white gold and diamonds, and rose gold, with or without diamonds.