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Watch: Dior jewellery gets a fairy-tale spin in new animation video

The animation has been hand-drawn by Dior's Victoire de Castellane, and shows rings from the Rose des Vents collection

Mini Rose des Vents ring. Courtesy Christian Dior
Mini Rose des Vents ring. Courtesy Christian Dior

In the latest edit of its animated videos for the Rose des Vents collection, Dior references Le Petit Poucet, a French fairy tale that's similar to Hansel and Gretel. In the film, the trail of breadcrumbs is replaced by the precious rings, dropped by the fair-haired maiden to help her loved one navigate the maze to find her.

The mini rings are available in turquoise, pink opal and mother-of-pearl, and bear the wind rose motif upon which the collection is based. For Rose des Vents, artistic director Victoire de Castellane reinterpreted Christian Dior’s favourite flower, the rose, and a much-loved symbol, the star – which the French designer looked upon as a lucky charm on his many travels – in the form of a wind rose. Taking the shape of an eight-pointed star, the wind rose was an early navigational device.

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