Dior Joaillerie: The Dictionary of Victoire de Castellane
Written by Victoire de Castellane, Text by Olivier Gabet
A lavish celebration of twenty years of Dior Joaillerie showcasing the breathtaking creations of creative director Victoire de Castellane through an extravagant illustrated dictionary.
As creative director of Dior Joaillerie since its beginnings in 1998, Victoire de Castellane is renowned for her fearless approach to jewelery. Crossing the boundary between natural and artificial, her fantastical jewels are inspired by global pop culture, Christian Dior's life and work, and the floral world and embody a timeless, poetic style.
To fete twenty years of Victoire de Castellane's designs, this luxurious volume presents a dictionary of twenty-six chapters, each introduced with a dazzling drop cap embellished with an original photo collage. From the first collections to the acclaimed Excentriques necklaces and the celebrated floral gardens of Belladone Island, Dior Joaillerie's history is explored from its debut and up to the latest collection, Gem Dior, presented in Venice in June 2019 and exclusively shot for this publication. More than 300 images by renowned photographers such as Guido Mocafico and Erwan Frottin illustrate this original alphabetical journey. Through the dictionary entries penned by Olivier Gabet, director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, readers uncover nonlinear, playful insights into the fascinating world of one of the world's foremost jewelery designers. Printed in Italy and with creative direction by Thomas Lenthal, this exquisite piece of bookmaking is a stunning homage to Victoire de Castellane's artistry and imagination.
About The Author
Victoire de Castellane has been the creative director of Dior Joaillerie since 1998. Olivier Gabet is the director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD) in Paris.