Christian Dior’s The Female Gaze podcast series took on a new dimension on Friday, as its new episode featured an interview with creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, who described herself as a political couturier.
After a two-month lockdown, the stores on Paris’s Champs-Elysées avenue opened again at 10 am on Monday, some with their customary queues outside, though the usual throngs of foreign tourists were sadly missing.
As France began to exit its strict coronavirus lockdown, many of its luxury brands also opened their doors, giving sanitary protocols a makeover and testing people's appetite for splurging after the global shutdown.
Global sales of luxury goods are expected to slump by 50% to 60% in the second quarter despite lockdowns easing in some countries and signs of recovery in the Chinese market, consultancy Bain said on Thursday.
Christian Dior has opened a unique online pop-up just for clients in the United Arab Emirates. Dior termed the new digital store its “first ever ephemeral digital boutique,” developed exclusively for the UAE.
Tamara Ralph, the designer half of Ralph & Russo, is an Australian couturier currently spending the lockdown far from her UK base. Sydney-born Ralph has found refuge to sketch and create in another city port: Cannes.