CHRISTIAN DION?: Las Vegas continues to move in a decidedly upscale direction. To wit: Celine Dion, who has a one-woman show on at Caesars Palace, is trading up in the costume department. WWD has learned the diva has been in fittings of Christian Dior couture between nightly performances of her show, “A New Day.” John Galliano dispatched a range of special suits and dresses for her — and the singer ordered several styles in multiples. Expect Dion to hit the stage in Dior by the end of November.

SLIM KAL: Kal Ruttenstein returned to work Thursday after two months on sick leave and he’s not the same man. Bloomingdale’s senior vice president of fashion direction is 50 pounds lighter, has a trove of new sneakers and feels a lot better after suffering an ulcer ailment. “I’m planning to lose more weight, until I reach this side of Karl Lagerfeld,” Ruttenstein said. He celebrated with the entire fashion office by serving up tea sandwiches for lunch catered by William Poll. In the old days, it might have been pasta.

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