Luxury fashion house Dior on Paris fashion week showcases a line-up of embellished men’s looks, offering a romantic take on tailoring.
Dior Homme took to the catwalk inside the temporary venue, while models strode down a replica of the ornate Pont Alexandre bridge in grey Birkenstocks and sequined derbies, showcasing the designs drawn up by its artistic director Kim Jones.
According to reports, although the fashion industry events have remained subdued due to the recent surge in coronavirus cases, which kept many international visitors from attending, the Dior show however drew crowds of onlookers to the Place de la Concorde looking for a view of the celebrity arrivals, among which included Naomi Campbell.
Jones had dedicated the show to fashion journalist Andre Leon Talley, who died on Tuesday and mentioned that he wanted to look at the archive, at the purity of the beginnings of the house, at its original impulse for the latest collection.
The designer, drawing on silhouettes from early collections of the 75-year-old label, which belongs to LVMH, made little changes to the house’s famously feminine bar jacket offering a version for men.
He showcased embroidered lily-of-the-valley flower patterns and shimmery patches of sequins to brighten the lineup’s muted palette of grey, beige and ivory tones and applying them to sweaters and sleek puffer jackets.
The models in order to finish the looks wore trim berets that matched their outfits. The luxury brand’s hat designer, Stephen Jones, accompanied the designer for his post-show bow, when a burst of sunlight was projected onto the backdrop of a grey, Paris skyline.