Dior Homme Brings Back Top Male '90s Models

Dior Homme Brings Back Top Male '90s Models

For the 70th anniversary show, Dior Homme brought back familiar faces and classic silhouettes.

For the 70th anniversary show, Dior Homme brought back familiar faces and classic silhouettes.

Text: MATHIAS ROSENZWEIG

Considering Dior’s longstanding legacy as a revolutionary tour de force in fashion, it’s unsurprising that time (and timelessness) remain of the utmost importance for each collection. Yesterday’s Dior Homme FW18 show helped mark Belgian fashion designer Kris Van Assche’s 10th year as the brand’s Artistic Director, as well as the 70th anniversary of the house itself.

Held at the Grand Palais Salon D’Honneur, the show’s casting played a notable role in its multi-epoch philosophy by including beloved ‘90s male models like Cameron Alborzian and Alain Goussin (amongst a host of others) alongside the 20-something talents of today, sprinkling in a dash of nostalgia that’s a bit more reachable for current show attendees than the New Look itself. Speaking of, Assche’s translation of Dior’s groundbreaking silhouette into Dior Homme was flawless this season; we saw charmingly effeminate cinched waists give to roomier hips on models when it came to suits, which were often in shades of black, forest green, and bright, bright red.

Appropriately titled “Forever Young” (again, cementing a sense of timelessness into the collection), suits were juxtaposed with polos, slouchy denims, printed tees, and purposely “sloppy,” oversized belts, effectively adding a sense of casualness and approachability to a brand whose influence, quite frankly, can often times be intimidating.

What Assche has landed on is a perfect balance in every sense of the word. While merging the past, present, and future tends to be an often-tried recipe that easily leads to disaster, he continues to prove his uncanny ability to respect a brand’s heritage while seamlessly marching it a few steps fashion-forward.

See every look from the new collection below.

Credits: Photos via Dior Homme

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