Victoire de Castellane Shows Fine Jewelry for Dior

Victoire de Castellane showed the latest batch of dazzlers from her “Coffret de Victoire” collection of one-off fine jewelry pieces.

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Dior Fine Jewelry Fall 2009

Photo By Dominique Maitre

The unbridled imagination of Dior’s Victoire de Castellane has certainly not been tempered by these uncertain times. Thinking big, the designer commissioned a goliath gray jewelry box to house the latest batch of dazzlers from her “Coffret de Victoire” collection of one-off fine jewelry pieces. It was an apt setting for the line’s majestic, oversize cuffs, some featuring detachable brooches and pendants. The most impressive one, topped with a carved iridescent white opal seahorse, came loaded with a rich variety of coral, cultured pearls and a colorful enamel-coated fish. Also on display were 26 rings from the house’s “La Bague” (The Ring) line in a range of tourmalines. On a spookier note, de Castellane’s trio of skull pendants channeled “Day of the Dead,” cannibal and pirate themes. Sporting a lavish headdress of curling feathers carved from pink shell and mother-of-pearl, the last character had certainly raided the ship’s treasure chest, his ruby beard dripping with pear-cut diamonds.

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