The Dior Print high jewellery collection was unveiled at a luxurious event in the heart of the Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina, Italy. Boasting 137 pieces designed by creative director of Dior Joaillerie Victoire de Castellane, who has longed to “draw prints on jewellery”, this captivating collection pays tribute to popular fabric prints such as tie-dye, stripes and checks.
The high jewellery pieces were worn by models at a garden cocktail party, followed by dinner with a view of the sea. Styled with white, antique white and black haute couture creations by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the sparkling jewellery was showcased in a spellbinding way. Models in pristine white ensembles posed on pedestals like elegant Greek statues, a nod to that classic sense of style.
The Dior Print range transposes two-dimensional fabrics onto three-dimensional jewellery in a way that is unique and powerful. The designs to look forward to include checks, stripes, tie-dye colour gradations, geometric motifs, as well as Liberty prints. “When ribbons undulate, the print must follow,” says De Castellane.
It takes incredible creativity and expertise to create the 137 pieces that make this collection. For instance, one necklace brings together multiple shades with three tones of gold, using techniques more used in watchmaking. Dior also melds patterns, such as flowers and stripes, in a myriad of colours, creating original and unforgettable pieces.
“As with couture, it’s a process that requires a series of adjustments. The work is all the more precise due to the curved surfaces of the settings, which distort prints and lines,” adds De Castellane.
This article first appeared on June 20, 2022 in The Edge Malaysia.