GOOD SPORTS: “I feel like I’m at some loft in Chelsea,” Bar Refaeli said, surveying the scene Thursday night in Paris as Dior hosted a party at Galeries Lafayette’s exhibition space to fete Dior’s product collaboration with contemporary artist Anselm Reyle.
With fluorescent artworks glowing on the walls, a DJ pumping out house tunes and guests lining up in front of a camouflage-print photo booth, it was worlds away from the hushed gray couture ambiance of Avenue Montaigne. And so the model-turned-lingerie-designer made a beeline for the foosball table. Her opponent? None other than Dior chief executive officer Sidney Toledano.
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Delphine Arnault held court near a display of the accessories Reyle designed for Dior, a miniature Lady Dior bag in matte black dangling from her wrist. Dior’s jewelry designer, Camille Miceli, pawed through her purse to show off her own Reyle goodies, including a metallic yellow key holder.
Other attendees at the party included Japanese model and actress Lika Minamoto and French actress Valérie Donzelli.