Kim Jones to replace Kris Van Assche at Dior Homme
Kim Jones, who recently exited his post as menswear creative director at Louis Vuitton, is set to replace Kris Van Assche at Dior Homme as artistic director of ready-to-wear and accessories.
Van Assche has been at Dior for 11 years, while concurrently designing for his eponymous label, which he will continue post-Dior Homme. He will also reportedly accept a new role under the LVMH umbrella.
Jones, who was rumored to replace Christopher Bailey at Burberry, was sidelined in favor of Givenchy alum Ricardo Tisci.
“Thank you to Pietro Becarri and Bernard Arnault for the next chapter in my career,” the designer wrote on Instagram.
“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.”
Maria Grazia Chiuri will remain in charge of womenswear at Dior. Jones will show his first collection in June.