Dior Mag

27 May
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The Best of Cannes

Distinguished guests at the Festival de Cannes this year - Natalie Portman, Lambert Wilson, Emmanuelle Bercot and Louise Bourgoin - were all interviewed by film journalist Jean-Pierre Lavoignat. We take a look back at the most important moments from these interviews. 

26 May
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Rose des vents

After a voyage being carried along by the four cardinal points, now it’s time to discover the inspiration behind the new collection Rose des Vents designed by Victoire de Castellane, the creative director of Dior Joaillerie.

It all began at Granville, in the villa where Christian Dior had spent his childhood. Overlooking the sea, perched on a cliff-top, it was named Les Rhumbs, the name given to the thirty-two divisions of the wind rose (the 'rose des vents' in French), and in effect, everything about it alludes to travel. The Channel Islands are visible on the horizon on a good day, and the boats that passed near the steep coastlines had the Americas as their next stop. Behind the house, the pool designed by Christian Dior features a mosaic wind rose motif on the bottom, and the garden was where his passion for flowers, and the rose in particular, was born.

Some years later, in Paris, it was as the result of chancing upon a somewhat mysterious star on the ground that the highly superstitious Christian Dior decided to open his own couture house, interpreting this find as a portent of his destiny. Having become a couturier, he headed off to the four corners of the globe, with that same lucky star in his pocket.

All these stories are contained in the Rose des Vents collection designed by Victoire de Castellane, the creative director of Dior Joaillerie. In yellow gold and mother-of-pearl, in lapis lazuli or turquoise, or rose gold with pink opal, the jewels have all the delicacy of a memory subtly whispered. In a nod to rigging and an ode to the ocean, a twist of gold rice grains encircles the medallion hanging from its chain, showing either its hardstone or wind rose face, according to the wearer's movements. As bracelets, and necklaces short and long, the collection develops the motif, broadening the horizons for the medallion jewel.

26 May
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Ephemeral Atelier 5: Natalie Portman’s Dress

A cloud of tulle, graphic-print silk, and meticulous hand embroideries – for her red carpet appearance preceding the screening of A Tale of Love and Darkness, her first feature film as director, House muse Natalie Portman chose a pale blue and black haute couture strapless dress, which had received its finishing touches in the Dior ephemeral atelier in Cannes.

Savoir Faire Robe Natalie Portman
Savoir Faire Robe Natalie Portman
Savoir Faire Robe Natalie Portman
Savoir Faire Robe Natalie Portman
26 May
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Ephemeral Atelier 4: Emma Stone’s Dress 

From the making of the toile to the tiniest details of its lace, delve into the Dior haute couture ateliers in Paris and Cannes and follow the stages in the creation of the long pale aqua dress worn by Emma Stone, the star of the Woody Allen film Irrational Man, when she climbed the festival’s famous steps. 

Savoir Faire Robe Emma Stone
Savoir Faire Robe Emma Stone
Savoir Faire Robe Emma Stone
Savoir Faire Robe Emma Stone
26 May
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Ephemeral Atelier 3: Charlize Theron’s Dress

For the premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road directed by George Miller, Charlize Theron, the face of the perfume J’adore, chose to climb the Palais des Festival steps in a strapless yellow silk crêpe and chiffon Dior dress. From the toiles produced at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris to the final touches carried out in the ephemeral atelier in Cannes, discover our images of the making of this haute couture creation. 

Savoir Faire Robe Charlize Theron
Savoir Faire Robe Charlize Theron
Savoir Faire Robe Charlize Theron
Savoir Faire Robe Charlize Theron

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