A model presents a creation by designer Kim Jones as part of his Fall / Winter 2020/2021 collection for Dior Homme during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris, France, on January 17, 2020. REUTERS / Charles Platiau
PARIS (Reuters) – Elegant double-breasted suits, luxurious patterns and silky fabrics mixed to celebrate tailoring in a timeless men’s collection at the Christian Dior catwalk in Paris on Friday.
For one of the most anticipated shows of the week, Dior erected a giant tent in the middle of the Place de la Concorde, eclipsing his Egyptian obelisk.
David and Victoria Beckham sat in the front row with Robert Pattinson and Kate Moss to see the models parade through the top of a series of transparent plastic boxes that emit colored smoke.
The collection, designed by Kim Jones, featured a collection of thick coats, long and silky shirts, paisley motifs and embroidery in shades of gray and blue.
Jones revisited the trademarks of Christian Dior in the form of Toile de Joy in a silky shirt and oblique canvas with a new version of the iconic Saddle bag.
“Elegant, elegant, expensive,” said French model Robin Avignon to describe the collection after the show, where he wore a gray aviator jacket over stripped pants.
Some models wore two-color bomber jackets in a more casual look but always with a pair of long gloves to add a vintage touch. Jewel – metal necklaces and brooches with metal tassels – adorned this winter collection.
Jones, who has collaborated with artist Daniel Arsham, KAWS and Hajime Sorayama, paid tribute to the late British punk stylist Judy Blame, with whom he once worked at the helm of Louis Vuitton.
Paris men’s fashion week runs until Sunday.
Report of Laetitia Volga; Edition by Mark Heinrich