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Dior Joaillerie Spring 2012

The line honors one of Dior’s most recognizable symbols, the cane motif.

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The cover of Dior’s first jewelry book, titled “Dior Joaillerie.”

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Dior Joaillerie’s creative director Victoire de Castellane gave WWD a sneak preview of the house’s latest fine jewelry story, which will be presented during Paris Fashion Week in March. The line honors one of Dior’s most recognizable symbols, the cane motif, inspired by the Napoleon III chairs used for the house’s couture shows back in the day. “It’s a very classical collection, like ribbons of gold straw,” said de Castellane, slipping on a vintage-looking cuff in yellow gold woven with gold filigree threads. (Versions encrusted with colored stones were also designed.)

This story first appeared in the January 25, 2012 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

Copies of the house’s first jewelry book, titled “Dior Joaillerie” and published by Rizzoli, were on display as well; the tome covers every collection designed by de Castellane since she joined the company in 1998. “We realized that time is going by so fast and we’ve never done a book,” said the designer, who will be signing copies of it on March 10 at Le Bon Marché in Paris.

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