Pierre Bergé, the partner of Yves Saint Laurent who passed away last fall, must be turning in his grave. After Yves retired, he spent a decade predicting haute couture's demise. Instead it has rarely looked healthier.
Dior presents "Dior à Versailles, pièces secretes," its latest high jewelry line celebrating the Versailles Palace, an endless source of inspiration for the French label since the first Christian Dior couture collection.
The opal has been a feature of Dior jewelry over the years, but this season it has been promoted to top billing for its new collection of luxury jewelry, unveiled on the sidelines of the haute couture shows.
Launched in 2014, the "Archi Dior" collection of luxury jewelry is expanding with pieces whose design is based on the principles of architecture and with jewels cut to resemble past Dior couture designs.