The boutique, inspired by the Peter Marino-designed Avenue Montaigne flagship in Paris, is housed in the historic 185 Post Street building. It’s encased in a glass façade encapsulating the existing building’s existing masonry architecture—Dior’s ground-floor exterior also incorporated marble and glass elements as a complement to the design.
While the first floor is home to accessories, handbags and fine jewelry, the second floor is devoted to ready-to-wear and shoes. Several commissioned artworks are scattered throughout the space. Pieces include a Laurent Chauvat mirror in the jewelry salon, an Oyoram video art wall along the staircase between floors, and a Rob Wynne “Dots” mirror glass-installation in the shoe salon.
Guests included fashion designer Andrew Gn, producer-director Kyle Newman, Ungaro owners Isha and Asim Abdullah, Table + Teaspoon founder Liz Curtis, Katie and Todd Traina, Suzanna Jackson, Xiaojun Lee, Greg Lopez, Stephanie Marver, Kate Harbin and Carolyn Chandler.
A portion of proceeds from sales during the evening benefitted the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.