share

Dior Joaillerie releases the La Rose des Vents collection

Designer Victoire de Castellane pays tribute to Christian Dior with a new jewellery collection inspired by the Dior founder's story

By Andrea Tim | Published: 29 Apr 2015

La Rose des Vents
Photo: Dior

Dior has a brand new fine jewellery collection that is full of the history of the house.

The Joaillerie La Rose des Vents collection was inspired by the house and region that Christian Dior grew up in. Specifically, the medallion bracelets and necklaces feature the wind rose (rose des vents in French) pattern that is also traced out in the mosaic floor of the pool behind the Les Rhumbs mansion in Granville, where Christian spent his childhood.

"I wanted to start from the idea of a little motif pendant. And what is more metaphorical than a medallion?" asks Victoire de Castellane, creative director of Dior Joaillerie. "A symbol of travel, in it you find echoes of Christian Dior's star and the idea of the good-luck charm, but also the rose, his favourite flower. The whole history of the house is there, implicitly."

The La Rose des Vents collection of gold bracelets and necklaces is available in yellow gold and mother-of-pearl, in lapis lazuli or turquoise, or rose gold with pink opal. See photos of the making of the handcrafted pendants here.

To accompany the collection, Dior also released a number of cartoon sketches that depict Victoire's dream sequence in which she and Christian are designing together.

(L-R) Victoire de Castellane dreaming about Christian Dior; dreaming about a worldwide Rose des Vents tour (Photo: Dior)

Victoire and Christian in Granville garden, creating Rose des Vents (Photo: Dior)

(L-R) Christian alive on 'le grand escalier' (staircase); Rose des Vents fitting in the salon (Photo: Dior)


Most Popular

Advertisement

MORE, MORE, MORE

LV #Makeapromise

LV #Makeapromise

Proceeds from the special edition Lockit necklace and bracelet will be donated to Unicef

ELLE Instagram
Who Melania Wears

Who Melania Wears

The two fashion icons might be designing Inauguration Day looks for the future First Lady

LV AW17 men's

LV AW17 men's

Watch the Louis Vuitton menswear Autumn Winter 2017 show live from Paris Fashion Week

Nov 2016 Winners

Nov 2016 Winners

See if you were one of the lucky winners of our Kérastase and CRES giveaways

Advertisement
Dec 2016 winners

Dec 2016 winners

Were you one of the lucky few to score our massive Christmas giveaway?

No Versace Couture

No Versace Couture

The brand bids goodbye to Couture Week as it takes the "opportunity to try something new"

ELLE Instagram