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2009 September 3

Au Revoir, Marc

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(NEW YORK) Victoire de Castellane may be the reigning queen of Dior's fine jewelry department, but she's got a new costume jewelry veteran on her team now: Camille Miceli, formerly costume jewelry designer at Louis Vuitton, has been named artistic director of Christian Dior's costume jewelry lines and artistic advisor to the management for several leather goods lines, effective at the end of October. "I have always had a profound admiration and attraction for the house of Dior, whose history, creativity and modernity are symbols of elegance," said Miceli. "I am very eager to express my own sensibilities through the house's codes."
Miceli started in the press departments of several high-end fashion houses, spending seven years at Chanel before moving on to Vuitton. While heading the PR department there, her good friend Marc Jacobs encouraged her to pursue a more creative path--and Miceli presented her first costume jewelry collection for Vuitton's spring 2004 line. "My years at Louis Vuitton were a turning point in my life," she said. "Marc Jacobs gave me the opportunity to express my creativity through jewels and accessories." No hard feelings, though, for the inter-LVMH move, says Vuitton president Yves Carcelle: "Camille Miceli has participated in the adventure connecting Marc Jacobs with Louis Vuitton since the beginning through her talent, and has also greatly contributed to the development of costume jewellery," he said. "This opportunity marks a fine evolution in her career and we wish her the very best."



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