J’ADORE DIOR: Flanked by Maria Grazia Chiuri and the Arnault clan, First Lady Brigitte Macron was among the first through the gates for the drum-rolled opening of the exhibition, “Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve,” at Les Arts Décoratifs on Monday night, marking the brand’s 70th anniversary. A glittering flow of friends of the house were in tow, many of whom had attended the brand’s couture show earlier in the day, including Jennifer Lawrence, Laetitia Casta, Cara Delevingne, Robert Pattinson and Bella Hadid.
Brigitte Macron with Bernard Arnault.
Nadja Swarovski was also among the first in. “I was just admiring this photo of Queen Elizabeth II and then, suddenly, there’s the actual dress,” she said. “I get goose bumps every time I walk past the jewelry. Watch this space — we’re inspired to create a new jewelry collection.”
Entering the garden party after a whirlwind tour of the show, a similarly enchanted Natalie Portman shared her highlights. “There’s this section where pieces have been organized into colors, it’s incredibly beautiful,” said the actress, who was standing just yards away from a vegetal re-creation of a spring 2017 couture gown she will wear in the next Miss Dior campaign, due for release in September. A