— Author Guido Mocafico — Publisher Steidl — Presentation In 2007, Victoire de Castellane, the designer of Dior Joaillerie, presented her collection of Fine Jewellery on the Belladone Island. The plant kingdom inspired the names of the jewels in their collection, plants which were part of the imaginary ancestral herbarium and reminiscent of the magic formulas of bewitching elixirs.
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In this collection, the imagination of Victoire de Castellane, freed from the shackles of convention, unleashed itself and proved its audacity. The first part of the book, designed to represent the extravagant nature of this collection as accurately as possible, is generously illustrated by Guido Mocafico’s photographs. The second part also shows the various phases involved in unveiling this collection, starting from the building of a lotus-like structure in the virtual sphere on Second Life, until the actual presentation in the hall Nymphéas de Monet at the musée de l’Orangerie.