Unveiling Haute Joaillerie

The House of Dior presented its Dior Print collection of haute joaillerie at an exceptional event in the heart of the Grand Hotel Timeo. From the hills overlooking Taormina, Italy, the 137 pieces, created Victoire de Castellane, were revealed during a poetic gala wherein Parisian elegance mingled with Italian dolce vita. A stunning celebration of the art of couture.

Dior Print

  • For this daring new collection, Victoire de Castellane gave three dimensions to fabric patterns that previously only had two. Flowers, checks, stripes and tie-dye come to life on hypnotic creations, with each jewel conceived as a miniature textile – joyful and twirling like the most virtuoso of haute couture dresses.

    © Mélinda Triana

Joaillerie Meets Couture

Dior Print’s ultra-precious models are made transcendent by the beauty of the stones used and by the exceptional know-how displayed by our Parisian ateliers. Their artisans experimented with the size and density of the gems, as well as with setting techniques, to give the motifs free range across the jewels’ small surfaces. The collection’s 137 creations thus lead French haute joaillerie down unexpected, ever-shimmering paths.

Couture Inspiration

Victoire de Castellane’s refined creations were unveiled alongside the haute couture silhouettes imagined by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Long antiquity-inspired white dresses were followed by trompe-l'oeil models in which velvet and embroidery evoked lace and guipure. Toying with the conventions of menswear and womenswear, the iconic Bar jacket combined with sleeveless vests, while suits were cut from soft fabrics, such as light wools or ornamental jacquards.

Virtuoso Savoir-Faire

Tassels delicately placed on a tulle base or all-over designs embroidered on a guipure dress highlight the richness and diversity of the savoir-faire displayed by these haute couture creations. 

© Sophie Carre  © Prarthna Singh  © Chanakya International Atelier