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DIOR FROM EAST TO WEST: The Christian Dior iconic New Look suit made its first Los Angeles appearance on Wednesday as the focal point of a luncheon hosted by C magazine in the Rodeo Drive boutique. Jamie Tisch, Crystal Lourd, Katherine Ross, Liane Weintraub, Shiva Rose and Rosetta Getty were among those who stepped out to view the original haute couture suit as well as several other John Galliano interpretations of the wasp-waisted bar jacket, which Monsieur Dior fashioned for women who frequented the Plaza Athénée bar. The store was transformed into a replica of Dior’s gray-curtained atelier for the occasion. “I feel as though we’re on the Avenue Montaigne,” marveled Kathy Hilton. The house will extend its West Coast presence this fall when it partners with South Coast Plaza to bring last year’s Beijing exhibition, “Christian Dior & Chinese Artists,” to the Costa Mesa shopping center. “Christian Dior Presents Photographs by Quentin Shih,” featuring 20 of Quentin Shih’s original 22 works, will be on view from Oct. 14 to Nov. 7 as part of Carnegie Hall’s “Ancient Paths, Modern Voices” bicoastal music festival taking place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.


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