Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Elton at Dior's 60th Party
According to Women's Wear Daily, there are ''silk carpets handwoven in Tibet that resemble pools of molten silver, fitting rooms wallpapered in embossed metallic leather and enough artworks and custom furnishings to rival a royal apartment.''
''The objective was really to make it even more luxurious,'' Dior president Sidney Toledano said during a walk-through of the 13,000-square-foot flagship. "The customer is looking for ever-more sophisticated products in ready-to-wear and accessories. The whole mix is going up.''
Dior expects its new ''haute'' decor to bump up sales of its most productive unit in the world, which market sources estimate generates annual revenues of more than $60 million.
So it should come as no surprise that a number of notables came to the fashion house to fete the new boutique and cap off the company's 60th anniversary festivities.
Among them were Elton (who was also asked to perform at a gala dinner), Sharon Stone and Juliette Binoche.
"I just bought two bags — purple and black," said Elton.
He explained his colour choice by adding, "I just saw Prince — purple and black.