THE CANVAS OF A DREAM: LES JARDINS DE LA COUTURE BY DIOR
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.Edgar Allan Poe
In a realm where dreams flirt with reality, Dior keeps weaving tales of otherworldly glamour.
Christian Dior’s obsession with gardens was far more than just a game of aesthetics. These gardens were his muse, and this sylvan lullaby hasn’t escaped Victoire de Castellane, Dior Joaillerie’s Creative Director.
I dream my painting and then I paint my dream.Vincent van Gogh
And here's where the dream deepens: among the 170 mesmeric pieces from the new collection Les Jardins De La Couture, Victoire takes the transcendent glow of mother of pearl, using it as a canvas for the artist’s ethereal and shimmering ambitions and ideas. Upon this, she sculpts stories in precious metals and gems with the finesse of a jeweler and the wild abandon of a dreamer.
These are floral memories, infused with the innocence of a child’s naïve doodles, happy and colorful, barely tethered to reality.
Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.Oscar Wilde
Gems set at juxtaposed levels challenge the viewer’s perceptions, mirroring the unpredictable beauty of nature. The architectural motifs have edges, shadows, and abstract inklings, teasing the senses and smirking at tradition.
Many pieces in the collection include stones, some audaciously large, that can be detached, promising a different dare with every wear.
The wonderful portrait by Jacqueline Ostermann reflects the collection, like a dream at dawn.