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Dior is beefing up management in the U.S. with one of its key European deputies, WWD has learned.

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ECO DISCO: Now even disco's going green. Models Jessica Stam and Carmen Kass are to host a teaser for a new eco-friendly nightclub to open in New York. The event will take place Wednesday at the trendy Parisian nightspot Le Baron. Dubbed "The Greenhouse," the soon-to-be-opened Stateside club, whose location is being kept a secret, will be fitted with energy-saving disco bulbs and recycled tables to dance on.

GOING DUTCH: Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren will have a special guest at their Paris runway show on Tuesday — their new managing director. A fashion newbie, Joost van Vollenhoven joins Viktor & Rolf from consumer products giant Unilever.

LET THEM EAT CAKE: Kirsten Dunst and Sofia Coppola will be hooking up for some more French folly during Paris Fashion Week, this time for the launch of the fifth edition of the British biannual magazine, Lula, guest edited by Dunst. An "intimate" cocktail for the event will be held by Chanel at its salon on Rue Cambon, on the eve of its show Friday. The house also has reason to celebrate as Dunst sports a peach pleated dress from its cruise collection on the magazine's cover.

HEAVY DINNER: Josie Natori, the Wall Street investment banker-turned-lingerie designer, will mark 30 years of creating naughty little nothings on Nov. 1 with several of the retail world's most powerful men: William Dillard 2nd of Dillard's Department Stores, Michael Gould of Bloomingdale's, Macy's Inc.'s Terry Lundgren, Peter Nordstrom of Nordstrom, Stephen I. Sadove of Saks Fifth Avenue and Burt Tansky of Neiman Marcus. Natori and her husband, Kenneth, will throw a dinner for 90 at La Grenouille to "just have a good time," she said. "A book titled "The Art of Natori" (Rizzoli, 2007) will be handed out to guests. Natori will also do book signings Oct. 16 at Bergdorf Goodman and Oct. 18 at the Rizzoli bookstore. She'll also receive the Humanitarian Award from The Fashion Group on Oct. 25 at Cipriani.

The Natoris got a jump-start on their 30th anniversary festivities in May, when they hosted dinners for executives from Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's and Dillard's at their Manhattan home. Last month, they again threw open their apartment for a dinner for 40 to celebrate her 10-page spread in Elle Decor's October Glamour issue. Elle Decor editor Margaret Russell and Calvin Tsai, who oversaw the seven-year renovation of Natori's home, hosted the event. Guests marveled at the designer's well-organized and well-edited closet. The reason was partly because they were looking at Natori's "winter" closet; another one with summer clothes was down the hall.
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