Kim Jones presents his first collection for Dior Homme, spring/summer 2019 in Paris. For his debut collection, Jones found inspiration in the history of the house of Dior, particularly in Christian Dior the man himself. Kim set out to interpret the codes of Monsieur Dior through the language of the couture house. Details like from the original Dior boutique at 30 Avenue Montaigne, decorated by Victor Grandpierre in 1947, appear in the collection as jacquards, embroideries, tulle, leathers, and feathers.
At once modern and traditional, the collection plays with sportswear and traditional silohuettes to create a new representation of contemporary masculinity. A soft pastel color palette, floral patterns, and sheer pieces set against the backdrop of flowers, creates a warm and inviting collection – an exciting new direction for Dior Homme. The classic Dior suit is reimagined as a wrap blazer with an elegant single button. Bombers, shirt jackets, and trench coats make up the sportswear offering. Attractive hardware and details appear on hats, belts, and accessories that bring a luxurious and modern attitude to the collection.
Installed specifically for the show, the artist KAWS created a flower sculpture. The ten meter sculpture took four days to construct and was made with over seventy thousand flowers. Explore the full show and KAWS collaboration in the gallery below.
Production & Direction by Villa Eugenie
Flowers by Eric Chauvin
Music by Diplo
Casting by Shelley Durkan
Makeup by Peter Philips for Dior
Hair by Guido Palau
Hats by Stephen Jones
Costume jewelry by Yoon of Ambush