This is the first book to celebrate the timeless beauty and craftsmanship of Dior’s jewelry designs. Since launching Dior Fine Jewelry in 1998, Victoire de Castellane has been celebrated for having revolutionized the staid world of jewelry design. Her designs play with the barriers between natural and artificial. Renowned as one of the most creative and fearless jewelry designers in the world, she trailblazed the use of the semiprecious gemstones and lacquered gold in baroque, translucent colors. Her sources of inspiration include a global mix of pop culture, floral and natural motifs, and the visual excesses of Bollywood.
I love this book because it is chock-full of absolutely stunning color photos of gorgeous Dior Jewelry. It also contains artistic sketches of pieces. It is divided into chapters, each representing the motifs inspiring the illustrated pieces. At the beginning of each chapter, there is an explanation the significance of each theme. Towards the back of the book, there is an index documenting the materials used. A perfect addition to any jewelry lovers coffee table collection.
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