The luxury brand comes to rest on W. Georgia St.
In the annals of iconic fashion brands, members get lonely. Only a handful of designers have perennially rocked and riveted the sartorial world, that fickle place where today's fashion spreads line tomorrow's compost bin. But there are a few stalwarts that remain in the collective conscience; names that transcend their hemlines and pattern cuts, people who redefine and reimagine the way we dress season after season. Dior, that most iconic of French brands, opened its doors this week in Vancouver, with its first stand-alone boutique in Canada. Sitting squarely in the historic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, it offers the usual luxury suspects (accessories, bags, jewellery on the first floor; upstairs is ready-to-wear, shoes, and, of course, a VIP fitting room which we expect will see brisk business). The house of Dior commissioned contemporary artists to craft a home that evokes the same innovation and timelessness as its line-up of luxe goods (ceiling glass by Rob Wynne; a quartz cocktail table by Damian Garrido; a video wall by artist Yoram). Men can also partake in the brand’s Gallic savoir faire: Dior Homme is a hop, skip and elegant jump right next door. 900 West Georgia St. 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday to Wednesday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Thursday to Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sunday Dior.com