An oral history of kim jones, fashion’s hardest-working creative director

Is there a fashion designer in the world right now as busy as Kim Jones? Today, the British creative director of Dior Men is presenting his debut womenswear couture collection for Fendi, following in the footsteps of the late Karl Lagerfeld, who held the throne at the Roman house for 54 years. Kim couldn’t be a more perfect heir. Karl, of course, was an unwavering creative juggernaut who effortlessly balanced multiple creative directorships. Kim isn’t afraid of challenges, either. Where others might slow down, or enjoy the comfort of their success, at 41, Kim is ready to step into the unknown, always willing to collaborate and shake up the system. “I feel like he is only just hitting his stride, there’s so much more to come,” says Kate Moss, Kim’s BFF and his first Fendi model. Read more at i-D.