John Galliano for Christian Dior 1990s Leaves and Faux Pearls Vintage Maasai Inspired Choker

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. 

Condition Report:

Very Good - Some wear to the plating of the necklace around the area where it fastens. This is only visible upon close inspection and does not detract from the appeal of the piece. 

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The Details...

This stunning necklace is constructed from silver tone metal. It features 4 tiers of silver tone metal leaves arranged in a cross-hatch pattern and detailed at intervals with faux pearl charms. The design of this necklace is influenced by the heavily beaded and wide collars worn by the Kenyan Maasai people. It is therefore a boned choker in style, fastening with two hooks and tails - the tails are long and short link chains. The necklace can measure between 30cm and 35cm in length. The necklace is signed - it features a 'Dior' stamp with a copyright symbol on the inside reverse. 

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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 this. 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.

  • Designer Christian Dior
  • Colour Grey, Gunmetal, Pearl
  • Era 1990s
  • Occasion Cocktail and Evening, The Festive Season, Wedding Guest
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