Ultimate Gift Guide 2014: A Window on Dior

The centerpiece of this gift is the Précieuses Trèfle high-jewelry necklace by Victoire de Castellane, creative director for Dior Fine Jewelry...

The Gift

  • The Précieuses Trèfle (Precious Clover) high-jewelry necklace, with a 12.78-carat fancy intense yellow center diamond surrounded by four-leaf clovers and flowers in emeralds, pink sapphires, and white diamonds. 
  • A weekend in the Dior Suite at the St. Regis New York that includes a dinner for up to 11 people in the suite’s dining room featuring a specially designed menu by chef John DeLucie.
  • An after-hours private cocktail-and-shopping event for the recipient and a guest at Dior’s New York boutique.
  • A portrait sitting with Dior Beauty’s artist-in-residence, Bil Donovan. 

$1.625 million 

In fashion circles, Christian Dior the brand represents the epitome of Parisian glamour as expressed through its unrestrained haute couture and elegant ready-to-wear garments and accessories. Yet perhaps none of the house’s offerings more permanently memorializes the genius of Christian Dior the man than its extravagant and colorful fine jewelry, which translates the designer’s signature themes into gold and gemstones. In celebration of Dior’s enduring style, the French fashion house is offering to host a Robb Report reader in New York City for a two-day immersion in its dazzling world. 

The centerpiece of this gift is the Précieuses Trèfle high-jewelry necklace by Victoire de Castellane, creative director for Dior Fine Jewelry. Known for her imaginative concepts, de Castellane delves into the house’s archives every season to gain inspiration for her voluminous and whimsical pieces. This design reflects Mr. Dior’s partiality to flowers and good-luck charms, which are rendered in white diamonds that drape delicately around the wearer’s neck. The 12.78-carat fancy intense yellow diamond at the center defines this one-of-a-kind piece. 

The Dior Suite at the St. Regis New York, where the recipient and guest will stay for two nights, captures this same combination of breathtaking beauty and elegance. Modeled after Dior’s famous avenue Montaigne boutique, the 1,700-square-foot space exhibits a sophisticated palette of serene colors and haute couture–inspired fabrics throughout. The formal dining room will provide the setting for an intimate dinner for the recipient and up to 10 guests, who will savor a specially designed menu by John DeLucie, the chef and owner of the hotel’s celebrated King Cole Bar & Salon restaurant.

During the visit, Pamela Baxter, president and CEO of Christian Dior, will host an after-hours cocktail-and-shopping event exclusively for the recipient and a guest at the 57th Street flagship store. Not only will the participants be treated to a preview of Dior’s latest ready-to-wear clothes, accessories, and jewelry, but they will consult with personal shoppers who will assist them in building a wardrobe around the latest Dior designs.

Finally, the recipient will become the subject of yet another Dior creation, as the artist and fashion illustrator Bil Donovan, Dior Beauty’s artist-in-residence, executes a specially commissioned watercolor portrait. Donovan’s art interprets the inimitable femininity of the Dior image, and the painting will serve as an abiding reminder of the recipient’s exclusive relationship with the house.  

Dior Fine Jewelry, Taylor Olson, 212.372.9432, taylor.olson@diorus.com 

This offer is valid while the necklace is available or until December 31, 2015. Price does not include travel to and from New York City or any clothing and accessories purchased during the shopping experience.

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