Dior Joaillerie, Paris Capitale
Photographe : Jean-François Verganti // Styliste : Lorraine Chauvé-Métais // Mannequin : Aurore Charrier @metropolitansmodel // Mise en beauté Dior : Prunelle Chenevrel //Coiffeur : Frédéric Barat
Rarely has a flower been as associated with a couturier as the rose to Christian Dior. The story begins at the Villa Normande des Rhumbs, in Granville, where his mother, Madeleine, creates a rose garden leaning on the wall of the customs trail overlooking the sea. He spent his childhood there and will keep for life a tender and amazed memory. Its first haute couture collection, in 1947, named Corolle and naturally inspired by the vegetable universe, is populated by women-flowers. Also in love with flora, Victoire de Castellane, artistic director of Dior jewelry, continues the story. So she naturally drew on flowers in general, and the rose in particular, the material of her bucolic creations. This season, new products are added to the Bois de Rose line, such as these thin necks that meet in front by two loops tenderly entwined, this double ring associating two fingers now inseparable, this bracelet where pink gold marries white gold or these hoops available in the three colors of gold. To complete the collection and enrich it with new contemporary wear, ear cuffs punctuated with diamonds come to dress the ear. They are worn alone or in accumulation.
For Victoire de Castellane, the Bois de Rose collection is summarized in «a rod that wraps around the finger, like a poetic jewel, a romantic statement or the symbol of an eternal love». These irregular bangles, whose sobriety allows an infinity of variations, are perfectly in tune with the times since they address, in the simplicity of their design, both men and women. Other lines inspired by the favorite flower of Monsieur Dior tell the delicacy of the petals, such as Rose Dior Bagatelle, the most precious, or Rose Dior Couture which draws booms of pink in full bloom, stylized as were those whose dresses Christian Dior adorned. More colorful, Rose Dior Pré Catelan sculpts flowers in stones such as amethyst, onyx and rose quartz. All these facets of the same universe make up the Rose Dior, a theme dear to the founder of the house. Fortunately there are flowers,” he said in his memoirs in 1957. Today, we can only agree with him.