Dior Homme Confirms Kim Jones As Artistic Director | Fashion News
Dior has just confirmed Kim Jones as the new artistic director of Dior Homme. He will succeed Kris Van Assche, who recently announced that he is leaving after 11 years working for the brand, and is expected to start a new assignment for the LVMH Group.
Jones, who left Louis Vuitton two months ago, will present his first collection for Dior Homme in June as its new creative head of ready-to-wear and accessory collections. His appointment marks the first major business decision of Pietro Beccari, chairman and chief executive officer at Christian Dior Couture.
“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.”
Jones shot to fame within the industry after John Galliano snapped up his graduate Central Saint Martins collection in 2003. His CV also includes stints at Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, Hugo Boss and Umbro.