20 December 2016

Mitza

The “Mitza” ring, designed by Victoire de Castellane for Dior Joaillerie, was inspired by Mitzah Bricard and takes the form of a feline paw in gold speckled with black lacquer. This elegant figure from the 1950s, who often dressed in leopard-skin as we see in the photograph by Cecil Beaton, was the muse of Christian Dior.

  • Mitzah Bricard by Cecil Beaton, ca 1950

  • Dior Joaillerie - "Mitza" ring made of gold, lacquer and diamonds

  • Dior Joaillerie - "Mitza" ring made of gold, lacquer and diamonds

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