STELLA TURNOUT: A number of Christian Dior couture creations from the brand’s beginnings through today are featured in a new tome by Patrick Demarchelier, due out in November. “I took the photos in New York and Paris, working with different models — Gisele [Bündchen], Sasha [Pivovarova]. I even did some in here,” said the photographer, gesturing to the lavish hall of the Opéra Garnier, where he attended the Stella McCartney show Monday. Titled “Dior Couture by Demarchelier,” the book was art directed by Fabien Baron. At the show, Natalia Vodianova glided into her seat, looking ever fresh despite having run the Paris half-marathon a day earlier. In tow were her three children — Lucas Alexander, Neva and Viktor. Courting the flashbulbs, Sir Paul McCartney said he is looking forward to the September opening of the New York City Ballet’s “Ocean’s Kingdom,” for which he composed the music. “Buy a ticket,” he yelled, as the lights dimmed.
Front Row at Stella McCartney
Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann, Natalia Vodianova and Paul McCartney sat front row at the designer's fall show.
Special IssueWWDStyle issue 03/08/2011