We’ve seen models walk on water, sandy beaches, and even fire-lined paths, but today, Dior brought us a runway with no walking required at all. Giving us a live-action remake of Back to The Future, the fashion house sent models down a moving conveyor belt runway for its Fall 2019 Menswear show in Paris.
— The Business of Fashion (@BoF) 18 January 2019
Of course, this eliminated any need for models to actually move in their looks, instead they stood completely still while being whisked down the catwalk. The idea of a conveyor belt runway may seem like something of the future, but the concept was actually a nod to couture salons of the past. On Instagram, the brand revealed its moving runway was thought of as “a couture salon showing of times past but on an operatic scale.”
After Dior, I’m no longer walking anywhere. pic.twitter.com/AFN1FpBiS9
— Steve Salter (@Steve_Salter) 18 January 2019
The show marked Kim Jones’ second as artistic director at Dior Men’s. He succeeded Kris Van Assche in the role, who stepped down after 11 years at the brand in 2018. Along with its innovative runway, the collection of leather, knitwear, and suiting brought forth quite a star-studded front row.
From runway legends Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell to A-listers like Miguel, Robert Pattinson, Kid Cudi, Lily Allen, and Pusha T, many stars came out to support Jones’ latest collection—and futuristic vision—for Dior Men’s.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US