Dior's Artful Collection Pops Up in L.A.

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Young Hollywood, including Destry Spielberg, Kathryn Newton and Odeya Rush, comes out to celebrate.

They came wearing Dior — and toting it — to celebrate the French fashion house’s new Rodeo Drive pop-up shop on Tuesday evening.

The gallery-like space, located at the corner of Wilshire, features the new Dior Lady Art collection of limited-edition art-to-wear accessories.

Dior commissioned seven artists — Mat Collishaw, Ian Davenport, Daniel Gordon, Chris Martin, Jason Martin, Matthew Porter and Marc Quinn — to play with the classic bag silhouette renamed for Lady Diana in 1996, adding 3D-textural waves, quilted fur accents and Op Art patterns.

Destry Spielberg, daughter of Steven, newly signed to a modeling contract, carried a new Lady Dior style with multicolored circular motifs, while actress Kathryn Newton went with a vintage piece — a powder pink canvas Dior logo bag that was her very first purse, bought at age 8. “I used to put rocks in it,” she said.

Newton had thought a lot about her outfit for the evening, which is refreshing. She wore a bubble gum pink Dior skirt suit, bought at Saks, to match her purse. “It’s kind of an ode to Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde, she said, “I just wrapped a project with her” (HBO's Pretty Little Lies). And she chose Valentino peep toe pumps as an homage to Dior's new artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri, who was formerly at Valentino.

Dior has been in the news lately because of Chiuri's debut as the first female artistic director of the couture house, with a feminist-tinged collection shown in Paris in September, which Hollywood has been enthusiastically wearing on the red carpet in recent months.  

After cocktails at the store, guests, including Aimee Song, Katherine Ross, Britt Robertson, Zoey Deutch, Jaime King, Zosia Mamet and Gillian Jacobs, headed down the street for dinner at Spago. Caught on the sidewalk outside, Odeya Rush admitted she was wearing her white Dior dress with a Forever 21 jacket. “My mom made me rip the tag off,” she said of her cheap chic statement. 

At the restaurant, tables were decorated with Lady Dior bag-shaped centerpieces courtesy of celebrity florist Eric Buterbaugh.

Ahna O'Reilly (The Help) chatted with Shameik Moore (Dope) about their mutual love of Dior. 

The limited-edition collaboration will be exclusively available at Dior’s L.A. pop-up boutique for two months, with additional global celebrations in Korea, London, China, Dubai and Paris.