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Victoire de Castellane - Dior Fine Jewelry Designer
A thread dedicated to current Dior Fine Jewelry designer Victoire de Castellane.
Victoire worked for Chanel for fourteen years before starting at Dior.
I find her attitude towards designing so inspiring. She gets so excited when talking about the things she creates and has an almost child-like view of the world, colourful and shiny things delight make her so excited!

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Victoire de Castellane

The designer celebrates 10 years at Dior Fine Jewelry with a magically macabre crowned skull collection

Photo: Courtesy of De Castellane

Left: De Castellane, 2009; right: a piece from her current collection for Dior Other than yourself, who is your favorite designer? Azzedine Alaļa.


If you could come back as a dress, what would it be? Marilyn Monroe’s dress at JFK’s birthday.



If you could come back as a model, who would you be? Stephanie Seymour.



Junk food? Bassett’s licorice allsorts.



What are you most vain about? Being a girl.

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If you could have somebody else’s body, whose would it be? Lisa Marie Smith’s.


Fantasy celebrity one-night stand? Stephanie Seymour.



Favorite place to have a drink? I never drink.



Underwear? Fifi Chachnil.



What can’t you travel without? My husband



Last book you read? Alaļa’s winter lookbook.


Any pets? No pets, only children: three boys, named Stanislas, Boniface, and Jules Victor, and a little girl, Zoé.



What’s for breakfast? Fruit, coffee, and biscuits.



At age seven, you wanted to be… A psychoanalyst or a surgeon.



What’s the thing you find easiest to forgive? Things made with love.


What’s the thing you find impossible to forgive? Things made with hate.



Biggest self-indulgence? Chocolate, Alaļa’s dresses, high-heel shoes, and cowboy boots.



Favorite place to shop? The land of Internet.



Whose diary would you most like to read? I would be ashamed to read someone else’s diary.



Least favorite food? Italian.



Favorite furniture designers? Marc du Plantier and Tony Duquette.



Car? Penelope Pitstop’s.



Funniest fashion moment? My 14 years at Chanel.



Favorite fashion term? Waow!



Always in your closet? Environmentally friendly moth repellent.



Hobbies? Dreaming.



Hero? Wonder Woman.



What was your childhood nickname? Vicky.



Who is your worst enemy? Sometimes myself.



What piece of art would you most like to own? A Picasso.



Favorite vacation spot? Italy and a lot of places in the Mediterranean.


Favorite fictional character? Vampirella.



Favorite musicians? Frank Sinatra, Madonna, and Debbie Harry.



What’s your biggest fashion regret? No regrets. I have tried everything.



Favorite trend of all time? Platform shoes.



Worst trend of all time? Wide shoulders.



Always… Wear opaque, brightly colored tights to downplay a sexy dress.



Never… Wear earrings with prescription glasses.





Interview Dec 3 2009 from ELLE.COM

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From Vogue Australia July 1996
(how freakin' great is that Chanel bag!)





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easily my favorite designer at the house of dior at the moment. i'm surprised she's allowed to spread her creative wings so far when others at the house find themselves constrained by management.

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I love her work @ Dior..Looks just as intricate as the handiwork in the grandest HC pieces..

Great youtube clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkD1u-ySAUs

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Thanks for making this thread! I have been a fan of hers for ages. I will post some pieces by her soon that I have collected.

Here is an interview she did for Style.com a while back.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvjyzT_tX6M

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i love her to bits

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^ she's so charming, non ?

i love how she collects snowglobes and japanese toys
the stepmother ring is to die for, i think what she creates for dior is outstanding and wacky like they belong in alice in wonderland

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These pieces from her Skull collection are f*cking amazing.








Here are pictures of the entire collection for anyone interested: http://www.kenembijoux.com/wp/2009/0...-dior-jewelry/

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oh man I love her stuff, but it bummed me out that she thinks one should never wear earrings with glasses...I wear glasses everyday of my life and adore earrings...

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there was actually an article about her on the Air France magazine several years ago. she said her favorite material in the world is SUGAR cause you can do many different shapes and textures with it, it can be dyed, etc etc

and i totally agreed with her

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Thanks everyone for their pics and vids! My friend was in Paris last week and saw the skull rings in Dior, he said they are even better in real life!

Does anyone have a pic of her in her studio?

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The video is great, she is great and her designs are mesmerizing.
I read a very interesting interview with her in Purple magazine fall/winter 2009 issue, maybe someone will post it here. Unfortunately, I do not have a scanner.

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A pic i found on Tumblr:

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