DIOR Flagship Store in New York | Shop Design
Christian Dior flagship boutique in New York recently got a new look done by the famous architect Peter Marino, the designer behind the designs of most luxury boutiques such as Chanel, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Dior, Zegna, Loewe.
According to Marino, the re-imagined space “combines 18th century details blended with modern elements to achieve a feminine and glamorous aesthetic,” inspired by the timeless yet modern fashions at Dior.
The first floor devotes two rooms to Dior’s opulent bags and another to fine jewelry in addition to a VIP room. The staircase, featuring a custom wrought iron railing, leads past a wall of screens to a second-floor room dedicated entirely to shoes, two ready-to-wear salons, and another private space for special clients. After all luxury retail is about making customers feel the VIP treatment.
Art works included are by artists Claude Lalanne, Philippe Hiquily, Timothy Horn, David Wiseman, Alisdair Cooke, Veronique Rivemale, and Philippe Bradshaw.
Dior Flagship Store
21 East 57th St.
New York, NY
Peter Marino was born in Manhattan and brought up in North Queens. He comes from working-class immigrant stock. Marino was born with a keen eye for beauty. ‘I knew it from a very early age. I was the weirdo artistic kid.’ He won contests and took Saturday classes at The High School of Music & Art, where he set fire to the art room as an artistic statement which he now describes as ‘bullshit’. The emergence of the Pop Artists, particularly Andy Warhol, left him behind. ‘I felt deep inside that I couldn’t be a better painter than he was,’ he says. ‘He’d made such a leap. Nothing Jeff Koons is doing today wasn’t paved by Warhol. ‘
As an architect and interior designer, Marino is known for his boldness and unique artistic touch. He has designed flagship boutiques for the world’ most luxurious brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, Zegna and many more. Each of his designs with twists of his own.