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Here is a lesson in not leaving a party early: When the Dior show ended on Monday night, some guests headed straight for the exit.

This is standard behavior at runway shows — muscle memory for many attendees like fashion editors, influencers, buyers and celebrities. (On the V.I.P. list for this production: Charlize Theron, Naomi Watts, Michelle Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy and Haerin from NewJeans.) Often, guests must rush across traffic-jammed cities to make it to their next appointment.

But this wasn’t fashion week — Dior presenting a fall collection at the Brooklyn Museum in the middle of April was a special occasion. No need to storm the exits! Have a glass of champagne and some canapés, like bagels the size of half-dollar coins. Linger for a chat with Lauren Santo Domingo, the co-founder and chief brand officer of Moda Operandi, and Karlie Kloss, the model and nascent media mogul.

“It’s a great thing for New York,” Ms. Santo Domingo chirped. “It’s been a long time since we had a European show here.” (Balenciaga, another Paris-based fashion house, paid a visit to Wall Street in May 2022.)

Maria Grazia Chiuri, the creative director of Dior, dances during the party after the show. Credit…Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times

The model Heather Kemesky; the photographer Cass Bird; the musician JD Samson; and the designer Jenna Lyons.Credit…Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times
Rachel Zegler, right, and Michelle Williams sit next to Naomi Watts and her child, Kai Schreiber.Credit…Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times

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