CHRISTIAN DIOR Dolce Vita Rope Necklace
CHRISTIAN DIOR Dolce Vita Statement Modernist Necklace
- circa 1995
- made in france
- rope detailing
- circular pendant
- Cotton, Resin, Gold Plated hardware
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About Christian Dior
The famed French fashion house was one of the elite labels who helped bring costume jewellery mainstream. While many designers chose to compliment their fashions with subtle accessories, Dior considered jewellery part of the complete look. He specifically designed pieces for his collections, not as an afterthought.
Christian Dior differed from many designers with his use of jewellery. Dior believed that jewellery was as much a part of fashion as clothing. The jewellery for each look was designed in detail for his collections, without worry of undermining the clothing. By 1948, Dior had opened a fashion house called “Dior Costume Jewellery” in Germany in 1948. In 1957, Christian Dior died at the age of 52, leaving Yves Saint Laurent as creative director. Saint Laurent then took control of jewellery design for Christian Dior SE.
In 1998, the fashion house announced its official jewellery division called “Dior Joaillerie.” Victoire de Castellane was also announced as the creative director of the new division. Castellane worked at Chanel under Karl Lagerfeld from 1984-1998 as a studio assistant and then designer of costume jewellery. Castellane is known for her creative and bold jewellery designs and is often cited as one of the best and most innovative jewellery designers of her time.