Victoire de Castellane - Dior Fine Jewelry Designer
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Join Date: Feb 2008
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?
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?
Bassett’s licorice allsorts.
What are you most vain about?
Being a girl.
If you could have somebody else’s body, whose would it be?
Lisa Marie Smith’s.
Fantasy celebrity one-night stand?
Favorite place to have a drink?
I never drink.
What can’t you travel without?
Last book you read?
Alaļa’s winter lookbook.
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.
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?
Favorite furniture designers?
Marc du Plantier and Tony Duquette.
Funniest fashion moment?
My 14 years at Chanel.
Favorite fashion term?
Always in your closet?
Environmentally friendly moth repellent.
What was your childhood nickname?
Who is your worst enemy?
What piece of art would you most like to own?
Favorite vacation spot?
Italy and a lot of places in the Mediterranean.
Favorite fictional character?
Frank Sinatra, Madonna, and Debbie Harry.
What’s your biggest fashion regret?
No regrets. I have tried everything.
Favorite trend of all time?
Worst trend of all time?
Wear opaque, brightly colored tights to downplay a sexy dress.
Wear earrings with prescription glasses.
Interview Dec 3 2009 from ELLE.COM
fashion illustration blog
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