Introducing La Suite Dior
June 22, 2022 by Perrie Hartz
Entrance of 30 Avenue Montaigne, Dior’s Flagship Store. Photo Courtesy of Dior.
DRAPED IN DIOR
“It had to be 30 Montaigne. I had to settle here and nowhere else!” -Christian Dior, 1947
Located just steps from Paris’ Champs Élysées, 30 Avenue Montaigne has opened its doors after two years of renovation, which has transformed the iconic Dior Flagship into an extraordinary luxury experience where everything becomes possible. This unique address celebrates the House’s heritage and creativity and invites guests to savor the delicious pleasures of France’s “joie de vivre” through all of Dior’s universes.
Now, guests will also have the incredible opportunity of booking an overnight stay here in Dior’s first couture fashion house with La Suite Dior, a stunning 1,600 square feet private suite that includes exclusive access to the extraordinary 7-floor space of over 107,000 square feet, including two signature restaurants, three lush gardens, La Galerie exhibition space, Haute Couture salons and the Ateliers, and the famous Dior boutique.
Embrace the quintessence of the Dior lifestyle and art of living “à la française” when staying at this sumptuous private suite that promises an exceptional, über-exclusive experience and behind-the-scenes access of the entirety of the iconic brand. Located on the fourth floor of the legendary mansion (and only accessed via an exclusive private elevator), La Suite Dior is an enchanting living space that features a large bedroom (an extra bed can be added for a child) and sleek entertaining area, both with superb views over leafy Avenue Montaigne.
With interiors designed by famed LVMH architect Peter Marino, the suite has been outfitted with chic, personal touches and plush furnishings that create an exceptional backdrop and imbue the feel of a true Parisian pied-à-terre. There is a sleek retro feel that somehow balances perfectly with the antique baroque-style, all-onyx bathroom, which pays homage to the Galerie des Glaces at Versailles.
A bold mix of sycamore wood, mica, onyx and even leather and feathers creates an appealing interplay of textures and reliefs in a palette of soft shades, from silver gray to beige, with furniture designed by Thierry Leproust, Yves Klein and Ethno Eames. Among the 25 modern art pieces, there is an imposing painting by Joe Bradley, a mirror by Anne Peabody sublimated with silver leaf, and a vividly arresting chromatic triptych by Guy de Rougemont. Of course, La Suite Dior would not be complete without the impressively large dressing room, where the ample closet contains hand-made, linen-bound hangers and luxurious personalized bathrobes.
When booking a stay in La Suite Dior, guests will also be given exclusive access to the entirety of the Dior flagship—a privilege that cannot be had anywhere else—complete with tailor-made experiences, from curating an intimate cocktail party to an exclusive tour of the High Jewelry ateliers, and the very spot where Monsieur Dior sketched his first designs and débuted his first collection, to 24-hour private access to the Dior boutique, which carries everything from ready-to-wear, leather goods, jewelry, and perfume. Expert seamstresses will also be on-hand to perfectly tailor that new little black dress to perfection. Discover the Dior Haute Couture ateliers, today animated by the creative vision of Maria Grazia Chiuri, through private visit with a Dior expert for an exclusive look at Dior’s savoir-faire. From a private overnight shopping event in the boutique to an intimate fine-dining moment in the middle of a garden just a few steps from 30 Avenue Montaigne, all dreams are bound to come true.
Guests can also host a dinner party for up to four in the suite’s dining room or up to 14 guests downstairs in the Salon Historique, the special place where Christian Dior himself designed his Haute Couture collections, beginning with the iconic New Look. This salon and Dior’s drawing studio, Le Cabine, are not open to the public, but guests of La Suite Dior can enjoy an exclusive visit with a Dior ambassador. For those seeking to explore more of The City of Lights, guests have access to five-star concierge services and private access to the city’s sought-out galleries, museums, and cultural sites.
Another incredible experience is a visit to Dior’s Château La Colle Noire, a real-life Garden of Eden at the heart of the Provencal countryside. Christian Dior’s former family residence has opened its doors exclusively to guests of La Suite Dior for a perfect day in a peaceful French country paradise. Guests will arrive via short flight or private jet to Nice airport and then have an exclusive tour of the chateau, followed by an intimate lunch inspired by Monsieur Dior’s favorite recipes and a walk through the beautiful gardens and fields of fragrant roses.
A short helicopter jaunt or private car ride from Paris is Christian Dior’s Granville Museum in Normandy, where guests of La Suite Dior will enjoy a Bespoke Dior Day, starting with lunch or tea at “La Bonne Aventure” and followed by an exclusive tour or the current exhibition and garden with the museum’s curator.
As beautiful gardens were very much loved by Christian Dior himself, 30 Avenue Montaigne now offers three, all designed in collaboration with Peter Wirtz, a renowned Belgian landscape architect who transformed the green spaces into a winter garden of lush palms, a “secret” garden filled with fragrant apple trees, and a leafy atrium inside the boutique itself.
La Dior Suite also grants access to two exceptional new eateries, Dior La Pâtisserie and Restaurant La Dior Suite also grants access to two exceptional new eateries, Dior La Pâtisserie and Restaurant Monsieur Dior, both helmed by world-renown French Chef Jean Imbert, who also happens to run the kitchen at the famed Plaza Athénée. At La Patisserie, guests can enjoy leisurely breakfasts, savor piping hot croissants and other delectable fresh pastries in between shopping trips or relax at afternoon tea with views of the lush rose gardens. The more formal Monsieur Dior restaurant embodies the French art of living and promises a true Parisian dining experience, with a menu drawn from the heritage and history of the Dior House and inspired by Christian Dior’s own favorite recipes.
At Dior’s sparkling new flagship, guests will embrace the quintessence of the Parisian “Haute Couture” lifestyle with access to all of Dior’s facets, including La Galerie Dior, the impressive new 16,975 square feet exhibition space—part of which is in what was once Monsieur Dior’s personal salon—that is now the largest gallery dedicated to fashion in all of Paris. La Galerie is home to the House of Dior’s fashion archives, displayed by the eras of its Creative Directors, which traces the entirety of the history of the Dior fashion house, complete with behind-the-scenes looks at Dior’s private rooms and original fashion show locations, and a staircase adorned with stunning 3D-printed accessories by scenographer Nathalie Crinière, who curated the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum in 2021. La Galerie also includes 1,872 iconic garments including 400 dresses sewn in the ateliers, which are replicas of originals arranged by color in an incredible visual effect.
There is truly no escape in Paris quite like La Suite Dior, which ushers you into a glistening dream world There is truly no escape in Paris quite like La Suite Dior, which ushers you into a glistening dream world of Haute Couture fashion, incredible cultural history, and above all, that irresistible “joie de vivre” that incapsulates the Parisian way of life.
La Suite Dior Guest Amenities:
- La Suite Dior Signature Breakfast
- Round-trip Airport Transfer (VIP Meet & Greet Service)
- 24-hour Butler and Concierge Service
- 24-hour 30 Avenue Montaigne Security Staff
- Private Stylist
- Collection Viewings and Fittings directly in the Suite
- Exclusive Access to a Seamstress/Tailor from 8:00 am-9:00 pm
- Make-up & Hair Styling in the Suite or Boutique Cabin from 8:00 am-9:00 pm
- iPad for personal use
La Suite Dior Unique Privileges:
- Art Pieces Boutique Tour
- Ateliers High Jewelry & Haute Couture
- Behind-the-Scenes Boutique Tour
- Boutique Privatization
- Conversations with Fashion Historians and Experts
- Fragrance Signature
- Jardin D’hiver
- La Galerie Dior
- Private Champagne or Wine Tasting
- Salon Historique de Monsieur Dior
- Signature Dior Skincare Treatments
- Spa Dior Treatments
- Under the Stars of Monsieur Dior Experience
La Suite Dior Tailor-Made Experiences:
- Art Galleries Tour with an Expert
- Tour of The Footsteps of Monsieur Dior
- Children’s activity at Le Louvre, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Musée D’Orsay, nd Versailles
- Private Photographer for Streetstyle Photoshoot
- Tour Parisian Museums with a Guide
- River Cruise
- Shopping at La Samaritaine
- Visits to Château Cheval Blanc, Château de la Colle Noire, Château d’Yquem, Dom Pérignon, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Tuileries Garden, and Versailles
La Suite Dior
30 Avenue Montaigne
75008 Paris, France