Yesterday afternoon, I had the pleasure of meeting Dior‘s creative director of costume jewelry, Camille Miceli. She’s one of those impossibly chic French women who, despite having just gotten off a plane from Paris and spending two hours in customs, appeared absolutely stunning, immaculately put together and full of energy. Not surprisingly, I was most impressed and even a bit distracted by her jewelry, including her three earrings: two matching studs on one ear and one completely different stud on the other. It was so chic.
Interestingly, Camille’s eye for costume jewelry was something she only started to develop a few years ago, while she was working at Louis Vuitton as the head of communications for ready-to-wear. In fact, it was Marc Jacobs, with whom she still has a close relationship, who encouraged her to pursue her creative interests. After helping Jacobs launch Vuitton’s first-ever costume jewelry collection, she jumped ship to Dior in 2009.
After a sneak preview of a clever new animated short that premiered today on NOWNESS, in which the construction of a Mise en Dior costume jewelry necklace is re-imagined as a pinball machine, I chatted with Camille about making the video, changing careers, the differences in working with Marc versus Galliano and all those rumors. Plus, watch the full video below.
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