Christian Dior’s name has been closely linked with the world of fashion due to his alluring designs that dominated the international market in the late 1940s and 50s. He was born in Normandy, France, in 1905, started his career by selling drawings of hats and dresses to Parisian designers.
Nonetheless, his views differed from those of contemporary designers in his use of jewelry. Dior jewelry was an essential feature of his collection, without any worry of marring the attire. His early creations were highly exclusive with prestigious clients like Princess Margaret, Duchess of Windsor, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, to mention a few.
Later his works were produced in larger quantities and under license. His renowned collection “New Look” was displayed to the public in Paris, in 1947.
In 1998, Victoire de Castellane became the creative director of the fashion house’s official jewelry division, Dior Joaillerie. Castellane was previously employed at Chanel, from 1984-1998. Her jewelry designs depict daring creativeness and she is amongst some of the most innovative jewelry designers in the world. Castellane has, since 1998, put on display the house’s jewelry creations filled with an array of hues, set in precious and semi-precious gems, like citrines and peridots, pink stones, pearls, onyx, opals, rhinestones, turquoise glass drops, gilt metals, and gold lacquered collections that are fascinating and modern; giving the Dior ornaments an aura of youthful eccentricity and elegance.
Christian Dior’s collections depict his fondness for nature, the themes, being inspired by fauna and flora, reminisce the Milly-la-Forêt garden. The Rose Bagatelle, Oui, and My Dior collections comprise Dior bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces; depicting astounding craftsmanship in their intertwinings of gold cords or caning.
In just one decade, from 1947 to 1957, Christian Dior worked to transform the normalities of elegance and femininity with innovative designs that were an overwhelming success. Today, the Dior name is an integral part of French luxury worldwide.
Avail yourself the opportunity of purchasing the stunning jewelry pieces of Maison Dior: Pre-owned rings, necklaces or earrings, at a much affordfable price than that offered for the brand new pieces. For this, we purchase Dior second-hand jewelry and give it a complete makeover. Our highly capable staff members, gemologists and jewelry specialists, will satisfactorily answer all your concerns about your future dream jewelry. We hope to see you soon at Miller, 233 Rue Saint Honoré, very close to the Place Vendome.