Yesterday, I spotted the new jewelry collection by DIOR Joaillerie at the Zurich boutique and fell immediately in love. Named ASTRO DIOR, it is a celebration of the superstitious character of Christian Dior and consists of 12 necklaces in gold and mother of pearl, allowing you to now wear your astrological sign.
Christian Dior at a feast of St. Catherine, circa 1950
Christian Dior loved astrology. Therefore he visited Madame Delahaye, his clairvoyant, before opening his eponymous Maison in 1946. After the consultation, she confirmed to him that the launch of his brand was written in the stars.
Over the years, many references to the designer’s beliefs in astrology and mysticism appeared as he created certain pieces with a nickname deriving from those fields: Bonne étoile (lucky star), Horoscope, Tour de cartes (card trick) and Cartomancienne (cartomancer).
Astrological references on the DIOR runways
The House’s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri continued this legacy by embroidering zodiac signs and celestial motifs on cashmere sweaters, bags and more.
Making of ASTRO DIOR
Victoire de Castellane also celebrates this fascination with astrology now with the launch of these beautiful 12 necklaces that are available in stores now.
ASTRO DIOR – Aries
ASTRO DIOR – Taurus
ASTRO DIOR – Gemini
ASTRO DIOR – Cancer
ASTRO DIOR – Leo
ASTRO DIOR – Viergo
ASTRO DIOR – Libra
ASTRO DIOR – Scorpio
ASTRO DIOR – Sagittarius
ASTRO DIOR – Capricorn
ASTRO DIOR – Aquarius
ASTRO DIOR – Pisces
Photos: Courtesy of DIOR and © Sandra Bauknecht