Dissecting It: 'Mise en Dior' Tribal Earrings
By Jessica Rohr | March 26, 2014
We never thought we'd say these words, but thanks to Christian Dior, we have a newfound love for pearls. Spotted on the hottest celebs from Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence, to street style stars Miroslava Duma and Hanneli Mustaparta, they’re back and bigger than ever, but this time around they’re not your typical pearl stud earrings or strand of pearls.
Thanks to Dior's ‘Mise en Dior’ Tribal Earrings, pearls have finally been given a modern makeover, and their popularity has helped spark reinventions on this classic from designers including Chanel and Sophie Bille Brahe.
What Is It: When Camille Miceli took over as Christian Dior’s new accessories designer in 2010, she revisited various signatures of the house - one being their costume jewelry line. For Dior Pre-Fall 2013, she released the ‘Mise en Dior’ Collection containing the coveted Tribal Earrings, bringing back the pearl because “sometimes the simplest ideas can be the most striking,” Miceli said. Typically worn in just one ear, the asymmetrical pearls come sold as a pair and are widely recognized in cream resin, but also come in various colors such as bright jade, matte black, sapphire blue, pale pink and dark ruby.
Why We Love It: These double-headed studs are simple, chic and eye-catching, and are perfect for dressing up a daytime or evening look. The baubles come in a variety of hues making them perfect for mixing and matching, and at $410 a pair, are great for gifting (if you're feeling generous!) or splitting the cost with a friend.
Click through our slideshow to see the evolution of the ‘Mise en Dior’ Tribal earring, from who’s wearing it, to how it's styled and even how to make your own DIY version.