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Necklace

1999 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This Christan Dior necklace is a sumptuous and eye-catching example of late 1990s costume jewellery. Inspired by historical forms from both the late 18th century and the early 20th century, it illustrates the romanticism of the fashion house of Dior under the leadership of the British designer John Galliano.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silver-plated metal, silver-plated lace, glass
Brief Description
Costume jewellery necklace, silvered lace and glass, Christian Dior, 1999
Physical Description
Tall, close-fitting collar of silver-coated lace flowers, linked between five curved vertical ribs of imitation diamonds, with a central pear-shaped drop. At the front two garlands of laurel descend, with further lace elements. Throughout are scattered bright brownish green glass drops and cabochons.
Dimensions
  • Height: 290mm
  • Width: 328mm
Marks and Inscriptions
Christian Dior BOUTIQUE
Credit line
Given by Joanna Whelan
Summary
This Christan Dior necklace is a sumptuous and eye-catching example of late 1990s costume jewellery. Inspired by historical forms from both the late 18th century and the early 20th century, it illustrates the romanticism of the fashion house of Dior under the leadership of the British designer John Galliano.
Collection
Accession Number
M.32-2009

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record createdMarch 23, 2010
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