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As creative director of Dior Joaillerie since its beginnings in 1998, Victoire de Castellane is renowned for her fearless approach to jewellery. 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 fête twenty years of Victoire de Castellane's designs, this luxurious volume presents a dictionary of eighteen chapters, each introduced by a dazzling drop cap ornate with an original collage of drawings. From the first collections to the acclaimed Le Bal des Roses pieces 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 jewellery 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.