Luxury House DIOR unveiled its new La Rose Dior Collection with a campaign starring actress Elizabeth Debicki lensed by fashion photographer Julien Martinez Leclerc. The collection is the work of the gifted designer Victoire de Castellane, who has translated Christian Dior‘s profound adoration for nature and his particular affinity for roses into a series of precious jewelry pieces that celebrate the enduring symbols of beauty and femininity.
In a sentimental recollection of Christian Dior’s words, “Fortunately, there are flowers,” the collection pays homage to the floral muse that significantly marked the essence of his life and work. The rose, the bloom that scented his childhood memories in the idyllic setting of Granville, Normandy, holds a place of honor in this collection. The family’s rose garden, cultivated by his mother Madeleine, served as an inexhaustible wellspring of inspiration for Dior’s visionary designs. It was the delicate petals and innate elegance of the rose that spurred the creation of his iconic femmes-fleurs or ‘flower-women’, while the soft palette of the rose inspired hues that represented “the gentlest of colors… the color of happiness and femininity.“
Victoire de Castellane encapsulates and reinterprets the rose within the heart of her jewelry designs. These pieces are reflective expressions of multifaceted femininity, embodying the transformative power and the eternal grace of the flower. The recent addition, the Rose Dior Couture collection, weaves into the existing narrative that includes the Bois de Rose, Rose Dior Bagatelle, and Rose Dior Pré Catelan lines, together forming a universe that pays tribute to this emblematic flower.
Each creation within the Bois de Rose collection offers a modern ode to Dior’s cherished rose, abstracting its form into an elegant dance of gold and diamonds. Here, the rose’s stem becomes a poetic symbol, winding around the body in thorn-adorned bands of precious metals. This line introduces for the first time a bangle variant, a piece that makes a bold unisex statement of attachment and devotion.
The newly unveiled Rose Dior Couture line is characterized by the enchanting simplicity of a blooming rosebud, set in pink or white gold with a sparkling diamond at its heart. It’s a stylized tribute, reminiscent of a child’s drawing, yet deeply rooted in the legacy of the roses that have graced the couture creations of Christian Dior and his successors, serving as motifs that accentuate, illuminate, and complete the silhouette. The necklaces and earrings in this line spotlight a perennial Dior motif, while the rings fuse this new aesthetic with the signature Bois de Rose design.
Venturing into the heart of Parisian splendor, the Rose Dior Bagatelle collection is named after the famed Bagatelle rose garden – a floral paradise where countless varieties of roses flourish. Victoire de Castellane mirrors this natural opulence in the sumptuous designs of the collection, where each diamond-set style captures the essence of blooming femininity, crafted with the exemplary savoir-faire that is synonymous with Dior.
The Rose Dior Pré Catelan pieces resonate with the creative spirit of Dior Joaillerie’s Creative Director, each jewel a narrative of enchanting hues and captivating designs that herald the joy and beauty that Christian Dior saw in his cherished roses.
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