Dior Cruises to Shanghai

Not to be outdone by a certain house with a penchant for camellias, Dior staged its own cruise spectacular over the weekend, this time taking the Silk Road to Shanghai. The bustling metropolis provided an exotic backdrop for Galliano’s irresistible mix of private eyes and Valley of the Dolls, complete with trenches, sunglasses and beehives. The weekend-long festivities also included the reopening of the Plaza 66 boutique, whipped into shape by our favorite leather-daddy architect, Peter Marino, and stocked chockfull of Dior goodies. The celebration culminated on Sunday with the premiere of the third installment of David Lynch’s epic short film for Lady Dior, starring Marion Cotillard. An ode to Orson Welles and Wong Kar Wai, as well as some Lynchian faves—i.e. Blue Velvet and Mulholland Dr.—the 16-minute film concludes with more moody ambiance, long corridors and enigmatic stares centered around a mystical, backlit Lady Dior bag and some killer footwear. Don’t miss a second of the glammed-up drama.

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