PARIS — Christian Dior Couture said sales rose 24 percent in 2012, when the brand welcomed Raf Simons as its new creative director of women’s ready-to-wear and accessories.
Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, sales at the fashion house totaled 1.24 billion euros, or $1.59 billion, with all product lines contributing to a healthy sales progression in its network of stores. At constant exchange rates, the increase stood at 17 percent.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"