Exclusive: This is how Dior’s iconic earrings get made


Exclusive: This is how Dior’s iconic earrings get made

Follow the making of Dior Tribales

By ELLE team  April 5th, 2016

The much-imitated Dior Tribales earrings were first introduced in Fall 2013. They captivated the fashion world almost overnight. You could wear a single piece, or wear these pearl earrings as duo – either way you were making a statement.

Dior decided to take us into the studio, and follow their journey.  We start at their design studio, on 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris. It’s where they are given their rounded form, and technical drawings are drafted out. We’re then led to Pforzheim, in Germany, which is globally known for its jewellery and watch-making industry – and acquired the nickname “Goldstadt”. Here, a modeller creates the dimensions of the moulds for the earring which will first be produced in wax.

The earrings are then crafted using the age-old lost wax technique. Each piece is also carefully laser-engraved with the couture signature, “Dior”. All the crystals are affixed by hand. Only then is it ready to make the journey back to the couture house, and into our hands.

Watch the making of these new classics below: