Discover ARCHI DIOR

  • “I wanted to create each piece like the dresses that Christian Dior designed architecturally, as though the jewelry were sculpted, frilled, pleated, belted, draped fabric.” —Victoire de Castellane

Monsieur Dior's inspiration

  • From gown-like necklaces to suit-inspired rings, Victoire de Castellane reinterprets some of Monsieur Dior's iconic looks into jewelry.

  • The Archi Dior collection pays homage to Christian Dior's passion for architecture. All his life, he tried to transpose its rules and principles to haute couture in order to create sculptural silhouettes that often appear to defy gravity.

6 lines, 6 emblematic dresses

  • As though embroidered with diamonds, the Libre Plumetis line describes the delicacy of the white tulle on the Belgique dress. With its twisted ribbons, the Diorama dress is the inspiration for a precious streamer that coils endlessly around the neck, ear or wrist. The swinging volume at the back of the Cocotte dress gives rise to asymmetrical pieces, while elements of the Ailée line are found in the pavé-set scrolls of a bracelet. The Milieu du Siècle pieces are a special tribute to the Junon dress whose skirt is fashioned of layered petals of fabric.

  • A bold interpretation of couture, Archi Dior is inspired by six of the House's iconic dresses created by Christian Dior between 1947 and 1957. The Bar en Corolle ring pays homage to the renowned Bar jacket as well as the first New Look line, Corolle.

Exceptional craftsmanship

  • Producing the Archi Dior collection involves incredibly complex work that is mastered only by the best Parisian workshops. Made entirely by hand, it requires careful attention to detail and rare craftsmanship. The main challenge is to create the volumes of each piece of jewelry in an architectural manner while at the same time highlighting the distinctive femininity of its curves. In their expert hands, the precious metal becomes a fabric: it mirrors the movement of a skirt, the pleat of a dress, or the drape of a fabric, while precious stones act as embroidery.