Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Dior's Le Fleur
Dior Haute Joaillerie designer Victoire de Castellane is known for her candy-colored, vibrantly trippy creations. (As she revealed in our video shopping trip with her, she gravitates toward mushrooms—presumably for accessories only.) Her new project, done under her own name and separate from her Dior endeavors, mines all of the hallucinogenic allusions from her earlier work to create complete pharmacopeia. Fleurs d’excès—that’s “Flowers of Excess”—is inspired by the mind-altering and intoxicating drugs. The fine jewels (prices on request—in other words, stratospherically high) will debut at Gagosian Gallery’s Paris Project space during the Fall collections. The pieces, in gold and silver inlaid with rubies, diamonds, jade, rhyolite, and more, go on view to the public March 2 through March 22.
Wow....it just doesn't get much better than this!