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Haute Bijou: When Fantasy Trumps Fine
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Christian Dior fitting the final touch of jewelry to his “Zaire” evening gown on house model “Victoire” from his Autumn/Winter 1954 “H-Line” Collection. Photographed by Mark Shaw Amidst these uncertain times, it is completely understandable to find a glamorously cathartic method as an escape from ones reality to the endless realm of the imagination; a “fantasy” as one should call it. Delving into the topic of costume jewelry, it should be perhaps be known that in some romantic languages, French in particular, the term for costume jewelry translates into English as: “Fantasy Jewelry”. Now, why fantasy do you ask? Well,...