Winter 2024-2025 Men’s Show
Online on January 19th at 9.00 a.m. (EST)
“I had been thinking about the relationship between the ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn and Monsieur Dior. The masculine interpretation of this also involved thinking about her most famous dance partner: Rudolf Nureyev. Nureyev is entwined with my personal history because of my uncle, the photographer Colin Jones.
From shadow to light, the set design for the Dior winter 2024-2025 show reflects the idea of contrast that inhabits the silhouettes designed by Kim Jones. A dialogue in movement(s), between the intimist and the theatrical, rigor and grace, comes to life under a star-studded celestial sphere – as an ultimate tribute to Rudolf Nureyev, the line's inspirational figure – following the circular motion of the rotating podium. A hypnotic choreography, powerfully punctuated by the intense notes of Dance of the Knight’s revisited by Max Richter; a truly suspended moment.
The Poetry of elegance, cuts, materials, and shapes intersect and merge in a striking ballet outlining an original wardrobe, in a subtle tribute to the art of dance. An ode to the House's heritage, Yves Saint Laurent's tailoring, a major inspiration at the heart of the collection, is transposed to men with reinvented volumes, slits, pleats and necklines, while the iconic Bar jacket is shaped by new proportions and united with Kim Jones' Oblique suit. For the first time, the Artistic Director unveils a men's couture collection with singular silhouettes oscillating between discipline and extravagance. Alternately adorned with marvelous embroidery, the creations are luminous expressions of the Ateliers' virtuosity. The kimono, a symbol of excellence and artisanship, at once a garment of intimacy and of the ultimate in pageantry, completes looks of infinite sophistication.
Between purity and extravagance, shoes lend an airy, yet structured grace to the silhouette. Sneakers metamorph into audacious ballerinas, daring by turns the depth of black or the brilliance of iridescent shades, from pastel to fluorescent. Delicate dance pumps are presented in leather or Nylon, topped or not with elastic. High socks are worn with a variety of shorts revealing legs. Leather goods punctuate looks with sleek, flowing curves that combine functionality and modernity, such as belt pouches or camera bags adorned with the architectural lines of macrocannage. A subtle finishing touch, the hats revisit those designed by Stephen Jones in 1999 for the women's wardrobe, and take the form of a sublime turban. An entrancing ballet of color and refinement.