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Dior confirms Kim Jones as new menswear director

The British designer Kim Jones was announced as the new artistic director of Dior Homme, just two months after he has stepped down from the menswear line of Louis Vuitton. He will be replacing Kris Van Assche, who was in the position for 11 years.

The new decision to hire Jones will be part of the first of major decisions by Pietro Beccari, chief executive of Christian Dior Couture, who joined the brand from Fendi in November.

“I am delighted to welcome Kim Jones at Dior Homme,” Mr. Beccari said in a statement, adding that Mr. Jones would “create an elegant men’s wardrobe both classic and anchored in contemporary culture.”

“I am confident that he will continue to further develop Dior Homme on a global scale,” Mr. Beccari added.

“I am deeply honored to join the house of Dior, a symbol of the ultimate elegance,” Mr. Jones said. “I am committed to create a modern and innovative male silhouette built upon the unique legacy of the house.”

Dave Franco talks about working with Dior

Dave Franco is no stranger to the red carpet, especially red-carpet style as of recently. The actor has been spotted at multiple events making rounds promoting his new film with his brother called “The Disaster Artist. Aside from his outstanding acting career, Dave Franco has been circling around the fashion scene, killing the bold tailored look at almost every event.

Dave Franco did an interview with Esquire.com and he dropped some valuable information in the process. 

First, Franco talked about how he got started working with Dior.

“They invited me to Paris Fashion Week a few years back, and I think that was the first fashion show of any kind I had ever attended. And it was Dior and it was Paris so it was as good as it gets. I remember watching the show and just being so impressed by the spectacle of it all. And the time and the energy and the creativity that goes into it—all of this being done for a 10 to 15 minute show. So even though it was my first fashion show, I could still recognize that there’s a reason why Dior is Dior; it’s all about the craftsmanship and the tailoring. It’s all perfect. I think at the time I probably only owned one suit, and it definitely wasn’t Dior. But I respected them afar, and when they approached me for that event I was very flattered. I don’t think I’ve ever looked better than I did at that event.”

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Franco then proceeded to give a little inside on his red-carpet style looks.

“I like to keep it pretty classic and clean. I look at guys like Paul Newman or Steve McQueen who just have a kind of timeless style. All that being said, I like to add just the tiniest pop of something, whether that’s a funky shirt or a unique tie or even an interesting detail on the shoe. Just to make the whole outfit feel a little more original.”

Franco opens up about past style mistakes.

“I’m sure I have many of them. The one that comes to mind: In high school, my favorite pair of jeans was from the Gap. I wore them every day for years, and they had so many holes in them. I literally wore them until they fell off my body. But before I retired them, the back pockets actually fell off the jeans and I continued to wear them, and you could see my baggy boxers through the jeans. I essentially had one strip of jean going down my butt crack. All my friends called it the jeans thong. It was not my best look.”

Finally Franco talks about what he thinks is exciting that is going on in the men’s fashion world right now.

“Maybe this is just the people that I’ve been around, but it feels like men have been more into fashion than ever. My friends who used to not care about fashion at all, they now respect fashion as it’s own art form—which it is—and they appreciate brands like Dior. One trend that I’m intrigued by but that I could never pull off: the fact that men are wearing track pants everywhere, even on the red carpet. I like the idea of it, but the reality is me just looking like a doof. I guess I just respect any trend that prioritizes comfort. For me, comfort is the most important thing. Even if I have a really nice jacket or something, if it doesn’t fit exactly right, I just won’t wear it.”