After 11 years at Dior Homme, Kris Van Assche is exiting his role as artistic director and will be succeeded by Kim Jones, effective immediately.
“I am leaving this beautiful house to pursue new challenges,” Van Assche said in a statement from the brand. “I wish to thank Bernard Arnault for the trust he placed in me, Sidney Toledano and Serge Brunschwig for their warm welcome at Dior and their continuous support during all those years.”
Jones, who departed his role as artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear two months ago, will present his first collection for Dior Homme in June at Paris Men’s Fashion Week.
“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 from the brand.
Though it has yet to be revealed what’s next for Kris Van Assche, Jones’s addition at Dior Homme will certainly be a shakeup for the French menswear brand. Known for his streetwear-inspired collections (which includes Louis Vuitton’s recent collaboration with Supreme), Jones will likely usher in a new chapter of Dior Homme.
Kim Jones takes his final bow at Louis Vuitton Men’s alongside Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US