Kim Jones Named Artistic Designer For Dior Homme
Dior has confirmed Kim Jones as artistic director of Dior Homme. He will succeed Kris Van Assche, who announced that he is stepping down after 11 years at the brand this morning, and is expected to take up a new assignment within the LVMH Group.
Jones, who exited 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, who became chairman and chief executive officer at Christian Dior Couture six weeks ago after stints at Fendi and Louis Vuitton, where he worked with Jones.