Dior Grand Opening

Dior grand opening party is a hit, with swank VIP salon that everyone wants to call home

Dior grand opening party is a hit, with swank VIP salon & jeweled bags

News, Shelby, Dior opening, Ceron, Tina Craig
Ceron, Tina Craig. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Dior grand opening Karen Watkins, Pamela Baxter
Karen Watkins, Pamela Baxter. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Dior grand opening storefront River Oaks District
Dior store at River Oaks District. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Dior grand opening Yuri Xavier, Meredit Xavier
Yuri Xavier, Meredith Xavier. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Dior grand opening Penny Wright, Christine Napier
Penny Wright, Christine Napier. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Dior grand opening Monica Abney, Fifi Phi, Issa Chou, Brittney Carroll
Monica Abney, Fifi Phi, Issa Chou, Brittney Carroll. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Dior grand opening Leslie Ezell, Mia Yu
Leslie Ezell, Mia Yu. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Dior grand opening DJ Dave Wrangle
DJ Dave Wrangle. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
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Beth Muecke, Kerri Glenn. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Dior grand opening x, x, Alex Blair
Penny Wright, Rini Ziegler, Alex Blair. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Dior grand opening William Finnorn, Gigi Huang
William Finnorn, Gigi Huang. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Dior grand opening JL Clark, Chau Nguyen, Noreen Khan-Mayberry
JL Clark, Chau Nguyen, Noreen Khan-Mayberry. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Dior opening, Diane Lokey Farb, Mark Sullivan
Diane Lokey Farb, Mark Sullivan. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Dior grand opening Ceron, Todd Ficus
Ceron, Todd Fiscus. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
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Jeff Smith, Kathryn Smith. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Dior grand opening Parissa Mohajer, Mark Sullivan, Ludmila Luman
Parissa Mohajer, Mark Sullivan, Ludmila Luman. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Dior opening, Ceron, Tina Craig
Dior grand opening Karen Watkins, Pamela Baxter
Dior grand opening storefront River Oaks District
Dior grand opening Yuri Xavier, Meredit Xavier
Dior grand opening Penny Wright, Christine Napier
Dior grand opening Monica Abney, Fifi Phi, Issa Chou, Brittney Carroll
Dior grand opening Leslie Ezell, Mia Yu
Dior grand opening DJ Dave Wrangle
Dior grand opening no ID
Dior grand opening x, x, Alex Blair
Dior grand opening William Finnorn, Gigi Huang
Dior grand opening JL Clark, Chau Nguyen, Noreen Khan-Mayberry
News, Shelby, Dior opening, Diane Lokey Farb, Mark Sullivan
Dior grand opening Ceron, Todd Ficus
Dior grand opening no ID
Dior grand opening Parissa Mohajer, Mark Sullivan, Ludmila Luman

What: Dior boutique opening.

Where: River Oaks District.

The 411: The fashionably-dressed SRO crowd was as taken with the swank interiors ("I could live here," said more than one guest) as with the trés cher offerings (we loved in particular the bejeweled mini-Dior bag at $5,000 each).

And then there was the parade of swank party foods from A Fare Extraordinaire, which met Dior's wish to slay the party crowd: Caviar blinis, foie gras, ahi tuna tataki, miniature chocolate eclair puffs and petite meyer lemon tarts, washed down with bottomless bottles of Moet et Chandon.

Christian Dior Couture president and CEO Pamela Baxter mixed through the crowd of good customers, showing off the special artwork. Dior commissioned several contemporary artists, including including Rob Wynne and Phillippe Montels, to contribute to the classy digs and furnishings be modern masters. A special discovery for those who ventured to the second floor — a VIP salon in shades of gray and silver for private appointments and, who knows, a party or two.

Who: Meredith and Yuri Xavier, Ludmilla Golovine, Diane Lokey Farb, Tina Craig, Ceron and Todd Fiscus, with Tina Craig, aka The Bag Snob in from Dallas, Kathryn and Jeff Smith, Alex and Alistair Blair, Cindi and Dr. Franklin Rose, Gigi Huang, Ludmilla Luman, Rini Ziegler, Anna Dean, Barbara Van Postman and Mia Yu.