The signature bejewelled flowers that Victoire de Castellane imagines as Creative Director of Dior Joaillerie reach new levels of proportion and intensity of colour in an exhibition of her unique precious objects. Entitled “Fleurs d’Excès”, these extraordinary pieces are at once both works of art and extraordinarily sized pieces of jewelry. Presented on slabs of stone or within sculpted “plant pots”, the rings, necklaces and cuffs can all be removed (or “picked”, as in the case of the rings secreted in a plant) from their base and worn as the ultimate statement pieces. The element of surprise is fundamental to de Castellane’s latest creations, as seen in the oversized cuff crafted from diamonds and smoky quartz, and encrusted with LED technology that makes it glow in the dark. Art or jewelry? For Victoire de Castellane, there is no difference.

"It is the tale of flowers poisoning themselves with their own venoms. It is also about self-destruction and addiction of all forms. These flowers are women. I start with a story, a world, never with the material. I find my stories in everything I observe and experience -- rebellion, love, sexuality, pleasure, violence, protection, psychoanalysis, and my taste for fairy tales…”
--Victoire de Castellane