Drawing inspiration from the very history of Christian Dior, the man himself, this story begins in Granville, in the villa where he spent his childhood. Creative director of Dior Joaillerie, Victoire de Castellane, designed the Rose des Vents collection based on allusions to travel, roses – a passion of the couturier – and, as the result of a strange coincidence, a mysterious star on the ground, that led to the establishment of the House of Dior.
Says de Castellane, “I wanted to start from the idea of a little motif pendant. And what is more metaphorical than a medallion? 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 favorite flower. The whole history of the house is there, implicitly.” In yellow gold and mother-of-pearl, in lapis lazuli or turquoise, or rose gold with pink opal, the jewels have all the delicacy of a little story gently whispered. “Rose des vents is also a metaphor for creation,” explains Victoire de Castellane. “Creating is about searching, turning things over, and then finding ones cardinal point and setting off on a journey. Creation is the product of a stationary voyage.”