Raising the Bar
Though he never designed any buildings, Christian Dior had aspirations of becoming an architect, a desire that was evident in his elaborately constructed garments. Drawing on this quality, Dior Fine Jewelry artistic director Victoire de Castellane created the Archi Dior collection, inspired by archetypal pieces from Dior’s inaugural 1947 Corolle haute couture show: The dazzling shape of this Bar en Corolle Emeraude bracelet mimics the cinch-waist silhouette of Dior’s Bar ensemble. Comprising white gold, diamonds, pink and purple sapphires, emeralds, demantoid and tsavorite garnets, and orange-pink spinels (more than 4,500 stones in all), it’s proof that if you build it, they will come—at least to ogle.
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