PARIS — Sales of Christian Dior Couture increased 19 percent to 971 million euros, or $1.31 billion at average exchange for the period, in the nine months ended Jan. 31, Christian Dior SA, the parent company of the Dior fashion house and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, reported.
The company had previously reported sales for 2012, but it has modified the date on which its fiscal year ends to April 30. The current figures therefore represent its official reporting period and include sales for January 2013.
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?"