John Galliano for Christian Dior 1990s Maasai Inspired Vintage Choker Necklace

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About

A very special piece from Christian Dior. This necklace was created in the late 1990s, when John Galliano was head of design at the prestigious fashion house. Its construction and design is exemplary.
Condition Report:
Excellent
The Details...
This stunning necklace is constructed from rhodium plated metal. It features 9 strands of rhodium plated metal beads in various designs - some are polished and round, others are round filigree beads, whilst others are carved barrel beads. The necklace is designed to represent the heavily beaded collars worn by the Kenyan Maasai people. It is therefore a boned choker in style, fastening with two hook and tails - the tails are long and short link chains. The necklace can measure between 30cm and 37cm in length. The necklace is signed - it features a hanging oval charm stamped with 'Christian Dior Boutique' and a copyright symbol.
A Short History...
Examples of Christian Dior jewellery from the late 1990s and the early 2000s are becoming highly collectable and will certainly be antiques of the future eventually. This is because they represent the era during which the controversial designer John Galliano was at the helm. He specialised in producing collections that embraced fantasy, whilst nodding to the heritage of Dior and its position as a global superbrand. Galliano was a creative tour de force, with both excellent design skills and imagination - the quality of this necklace and its Maasai inspiration is testimony to thins. This piece is a chance to own an accessible and evocative item by a gentleman who will forever be a part of fashion history.
Wear it With...
Although a very grand piece, this necklace works well with any form of style - it makes a dramatic statement with a full length black lace dress or looks ultra-cool sat on top of a black polo neck jumper.

Details

    Dimensions
    14.57 in. L
    37 cm L
  • Length
    14.57 in. (37 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Wigan, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    LU69233467331
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