045 _ Midori De Lucca _ Dior

Any excuse is a good excuse to visit the Casa de Vidro, Lina Bo Bardi’s masterpiece in residential architecture, which has to be my favorite spot in São Paulo. But yesterday was twice as nice, with the house of Dior’s invitation, in collaboration with the Mandarin Oriental, promising a magical evening.

With decorations reminiscent of Dior’s latest catwalk show (flowers, flowers, and more flowers) and many a Brazilian “Lady Dior” walking around with the latest looks, things couldn’t get more glamorous. And when we sat at the gorgeous table, laid for seventy people, chef Thierry Marx, from the Mandarin Paris, amazed us, once again, with a divine menu.

203 _ Midori De Lucca _ Geral

I was thrilled to discover the link between the fashion house and Bo Bardi: The Italian-born but Brazilian-by-choice architect had been chosen by Mr. Christian Dior to produce the set design for his first-ever show in Brazil, in 1951, at the MASP (the modern-art museum, which Bo Bardi consequently redesigned in a different location and is now one of São Paulo’s greatest landmarks, along with her residence).

086 _ Midori De Lucca _ Paola de Orleans e Bragancݧa

It was not my first time at the Casa de Vidro, as we did a shoot there two years ago with my husband, for, in which I used a selection of my favorite Brazilian designers. It seems like great architecture and great fashion are bound to be together.

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213 _ Midori De Lucca _ Renata Queiroz Moraes, Sabrina Gasperin, Johanna Birman, Mariana Auriemo, Daniela Carvalho e Marcela Scarpa Miranda

Photos: Courtesy of Paola de Orleans e Bragança


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Born in London and raised in Brazil, Paola de Orleans e Bragança has made a name for herself as a model, designer, deejay, and girl-about-town. The most recognized member of ...