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- The Siamese fighting fish-inspired earrings in the foreground can also be worn as brooches. The earrings in the background are Victoire de Castellane's take on a visually extravagant Bollywood fantasy.
- Christian Dior was an avid gardener. Victoire enjoys saluting this in her designs.
- For the Milly Carnivora collection, Victoire imagined a wild garden with flowers that attract you with their beauty, but also seem a little bit dangerous.
- These stunning earrings were inspired by a "white swan taking flight in a flurry of feathers."
- This necklace can be worn in eight different ways. It's also an encyclopedia of different diamond cuts, representing pear, square, minor, princess cuts in one form or another.
- A serious show-stopper.
- Launched in 2011, My Dior is a more traditional couture collection, representing the 'Cannage' design you see on the Lady Dior bags.
- Victorie likes pieces that aren't stiff and have some movement, so this necklace sits comfortably on the neck and features a lot of dangle.
- Big and bold pieces remind Castellane of playing dress-up with her mother's jewelry as a child.
- Dior is the only company to have a fully-functional decorative oscillating weight, which can be observed on the dial. As the blue piece moves on your wrist, it's also keeping your watch working.
- A taste of the summer-ready neon pieces launching in May.
- This jaw-dropping, one-of-a-kind La D piece features rainbow-hued gemstones.
- A peek inside Dior's super-exclusive VIP room, where the collection was showcased.
Last week, Racked had the pleasure of visiting the Christian Dior boutique on Rodeo to marvel over the house's mouthwatering fine jewelry and timepieces. Designed by former Chanel costume jewelry designer Victoire de Castellane, each intricate collection is handmade and takes approximately three years to make, from the first sketch to when it's presented.
Click through our gallery to get a taste of de Castellane's imaginative approach to ornamentation, from flower-happy finger candy inspired by enchanted gardens to hyper-colored hoop earrings inspired by Bollywood.
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