After 11 years at the helm, Kris Van Assche is stepping down as artistic director of Dior Homme, it has been announced. Kim Jones, who exited his role as men's artistic director at Louis Vuitton in January, is set to succeed Van Assche and will present his first collection for Dior Homme next June, during the Paris Men's fashion week.
In a statement to WWD, Dior’s chariman and chief executive officer Pietro Beccari thanked Van Assche “for contributing to the amazing growth of Dior Homme by creating an elegant and contemporary silhouette for men. He wrote an important chapter in the history of Dior Homme and played a key role in its development.”
Van Assche said “it is with great emotion that I thank my team, my studio and the ateliers. Their support and their unique talent and ‘savoir-faire’ have made all my creations possible.ˮ
Van Assche will take up a new assignment within the LVMH Group.