Kim Jones’ appointment as artistic director of Dior Men’s (previously Dior Homme) had fashion crowds buzzing. At Paris Fashion Week last month, the menswear virtuoso brought the storied French fashion house into the 21st century with a commissioned project by artist KAWS and rollercoaster-style utility buckles by 1017 ALYX 9SM‘s Matthew Williams on caps, bags, and satchels. The SS19 show leveled the playing field for the house’s menswear range and evolved the designer’s penchant for luxury streetwear, engineered garments, soft tailoring, and floral shirts. You can read our review of his show here, but before you do, here are a few essential things to know about Kim Jones. Read more at Highsnobiety.