DA4D840D-98D2-4B70-A712-491EA4A96676Me and my friend Becky went to see the Dior show at the Royal Ontario Museum yesterday. It was amazing showcase of couture treasures. And while the evening gowns and dresses were to dies for (seriously, I would asphyxiate if I had to get corseted like that), I was also thrilled that the exhibit also contained samples of embellishments such as embroidery and beading.

And jewels. Lots of fantastic examples of costume jewelry from the house of Dior. Like the gripoux and faux pearl necklace pictured above.

4A2A1C1D-FF75-4416-9B87-026E78E59BF2Or how about this bedazzling tutti frutti festoon necklace?

BA96CB1A-53C9-4274-8193-0D24C95D1646And finally a big old rhinestone collar. Just as dramatic as Christian Dior’s revolutionary “New Look” silhouette, but much easier for a modern girl like me to fit into.