During the Week of high fashion in Paris fashion house Dior has introduced a line of haute joaillerie called Dior à Versailles, the Pièces Secrètes (“Dior in Versailles: Secret rooms”). About it reported in a press release sent to the editors”.ru” on Monday, February 5.
The collection of high jewelry, the design of which was developed by the Director of the jewellery collections of Dior Victoire de Castellane, amounted to 36 ornaments (22 rings, four pairs of earrings, nine, necklace and bracelet). This is the third and last part of the large collection of the triptych inspired by Versailles — the former residence of French kings. The theme of Dior à Versailles, the Pièces Secrètes — secrets and mysteries of the Palace.
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“I wanted to tell you about all the halls, hidden from prying eyes belonging only to the king and Queen, — said Victoire de Castellane. — I like to play with ghosts and skulls hint that there is something invisible to the eye: you don’t know what it is, but feel his presence.”
Collection styled in the Baroque style, typical of the Louis XV and Louis XVI. Most of the decorations have mechanical moving parts, hidden details and secrets: for example, a diamond ring cover from white and yellow gold rises, revealing a miniature ruby, and pear-shaped rubellite tourmaline necklace in a chandelier conceals a skull, covered with diamonds.
Opal ring with a hidden compartment seemed designed to poison a treacherous poisoner. An often-repeated motif engraving in the form of clovers, crosses and doves. Asymmetric earrings, one for the king and Queen, is decorated with stylized curls of gold: in the old days the real locks of hair worn in mourning jewelry in memory of the deceased.
In the summer of 2017 during fashion Week in Paris Dior showed high jewelry collection a Dior Versailles, Côté Jardins (“Dior in Versailles from the gardens”). The collection, which amounted to 66 items, inspired by the regular parks, the residence of king Louis XIV, represented in the XVII century landscape architect andré Le nôtre. Rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings collection are named after different parts and objects of the Park, such as “the Bosquet of the Water theatre”, “Bosket colonnade”, “Village Queen”.
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