MILAN — A few days after the successful and acclaimed debut of Raf Simons as creative director of Christian Dior, the French luxury fashion house unveiled its newly renovated and expanded boutique on Milan’s Via Montenapoleone. The opening was marked by an event to celebrate the “Lady Dior As Seen By” exhibition at the city’s Triennale museum, which, after stops in Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo, is joined by a project with the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera.
“This is a key moment,” said Dior’s chief executive officer Sidney Toledano, sitting in the store’s VIP room, opposite a Martin Kline sculpture and a Paul Evans table, clearly pleased with the results of 18 months of work at the venue, conceived by architect Peter Marino. RELATED STORY: Dior RTW Spring 2013 >>
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EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)