Victoire de Castellane doesn't like classic. The creative director of Christian Dior's fine-jewelry line likes asymmetry, bright colors, snakes and flowers, and tries to forget she is using precious stones, such as diamonds, rubies and sapphires, so she can work "as if I were five years old," she says. "Jewels are like characters to me. I was a sad child, and with them I would travel to a different, marvelous world."
Damien Hirst smiles as he looks at his new works set out for today’s opening of Hong Kong’s Gagosian Gallery . They include a St. Bartholomew adorned with a detachable fig leaf and a skeleton of a cupid.