Style Scoop: Dior Opens Downtown, Why H&M Chose Alexander Wang, Returns to Conde Nast


Dior headed downtown to find a new home, and it’s finally open for business. The new boutique at 105 Greene Street features silver columns, a fully mirrored ceiling, sculptures by Larry Bell and a floral video screen display that serves as a backdrop in the shoe section. A chic crowed gathered Tuesday evening to celebrate the opening. [Daily Front Row]

By now you’ve shopped the Alexander Wang x H&M collection (and probably still want more), but did you ever stop to consider just why the retailer collaborated with the designer? H&M’s creative adviser, Margareta van den Bosch explains: “We chose Alexander because we had never made a sport collection and I think he really brought sport into fashion. He’s a great designer, and someone that I’ve been looking at for a while actually, and he is the first American that we have collaborated with.” [Vogue UK] is back home at Vogue after four years of operation under Fairchild Fashion Media. The website returned to Condé Nast this past summer, when Fairchild was sold to Penske Media Corp. But more recently, Condé Nast and Vogue have been working on restructuring the site. Now, publisher Matt Rice reports to Vogue publisher Susan Plagemann, while editor in chief Dirk Standen reports to Vogue editor in chief and Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Kate Moss invited British Vogue over to her house for tea and a perusal of the December issue, which she helped put together. Complete with a wardrobe change (the supermodel got a little hot in her pink leopard angora “jumper”), Moss takes Vogue contributing editor Kate Phelan through the collaborative process she went through to make a complete year-end edition of the magazine. [Vogue UK]

Nicolas Ghesquiére is busy reinventing Louis Vuitton and accepting honors like WSJ’s Fashion Innovator of the Year, but he’s also thinking long-term. While he acknowledges the fact that he has plenty of energy in him for Louis Vuitton, he told WSJ that he’d be interested in creating his own line. “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to do it,” he said. “I would like to do it, but each thing in its time. Today I dedicate myself to Louis Vuitton without forgetting that I have wishes, desires.” [WSJ]