Dior revisits its roots with Rose des Vents collection, & says yes to happiness with Oui!


Sweet Sentiments in Dior's Latest Fine Jewellery Collections

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Signs, symbols and icons reside at the very heart of the Dior brand. In her collections, Victoire de Castellane revisits some of those most precious to the man who started a fashion revolution.

The story of Dior begins with a star and a “yes”, so the story goes…

…While walking up the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Christian Dior hit his foot on an object on the ground and almost tripped, as though it was the object itself that wished to attract his attention. Christian Dior leaned over and picked up the object that had nearly made him fall over: it was a star, the one that was to propel him into the upper echelons of haute couture and luxury, his evening star indicating the path to follow. It was to be "yes"; he knew at that very moment that he could no longer escape his destiny.

Without this lucky star, without the “yes” of the man who would become a pioneer of fashion and a household name, the house of Dior simply would not exist.

Victoire de Castellane, who has been at the heart of Dior’s Jewellery designs for over 20 years, created both the ‘oui’ and the ‘Rose des Vents’ collections with the brands roots at their core.

‘Oui’ is a tribute to Christian Dior couture, with a simultaneously simple and multi-faceted meaning. Not only a call-back to Christian Dior’s affirmative decision to create the brand,

but also an homage to the unique space 

between the private and public world that fashion inhabits, and the ability of adornments to express ones emotions and self.  

"Yes... A word whispered in your ear, a muffled cry that lies upon your neck... The Oui collection reveals a selfish pleasure, a precious gift or a commitment to life." - Victoire de Castellane

The Rose Des Vents collection is a reinterpretation of Monsieur Dior’s lucky star in the form of a wind rose – an eight-pointed star. Another elusion to privacy vs. public, the medallion turns to reveal either a hard-stone finish or the wind rose side, the decision is in the hands of the wearer.

In a twist on the Rose Des Vents format, Victoire de Castellane replaces the Wind Rose with another symbol synonymous with Dior, the heart.

All designs in the Rose Des Vents Collection are crafted in 18K yellow, white and pink gold, and come with a variety of stones, including diamond, turquoise, mother-of-pearl, malachite, pink opal and coloured lacquered ceramic options. 

Images via Dior. View the collections here.


Jessica Green


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