PARIS — Suggesting brands are more potent than the famous designers behind them, revenues at Christian Dior Couture sprinted ahead 17.6 percent in the third quarter to 260 million euros, or $368 million.
In the nine months to Sept. 30, sales at the fashion house advanced 18.7 percent to 705 million euros, or $992 million. At constant exchange rates, the increase stood at 21 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?"