Virgil Abloh To Head Louis Vuitton
Kim Jones confirmed as artistic director at Dior Homme
The British designer will show his first collection in June
Kim Jones has been appointed the new artistic director of Dior Home. He succeeds Kris Van Assche who’s departure was announced this morning and who is expected to take up a new role within the LVMH group.
Jones who exited Louis Vuitton two months ago, is to present his first collection for the Dior Homme in June.
The arrival of Hones marks the first major business decision of Pietro Beccari, who became chairman and chief executive officer at Christian Dior Couture six weeks ago after stints at Fendi and Louis Vuitton, where he worked with Jones.
“I am delighted to welcome Kim Jones, with whom I had the chance to collaborate previously at Louis Vuitton,” Beccari told WWD. “I admire his creative vision, which combines both his own inspirations of contemporary culture and his own reinterpretation of specific codes and heritage of a house. I am confident in his ability to recreate his universe within the maison Dior and imagine for Dior Homme an elegant and resolutely modern wardrobe.”
“I am deeply honored to join the house of Dior, a symbol of the ultimate elegance. I would like to warmly thank Bernard Arnault and Pietro Beccari for their trust in giving me this incredible opportunity. I am committed to create a modern and innovative male silhouette built upon the unique legacy of the house,” Jones said in a statement.
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