Kerouac For The TikTok Age Via Dior FW22

Dior’s predilection for seasonally collaborating with artists under Kim Jones’ purview has undergone some, ahem, artistic liberties for Fall/Winter 2022, which eschews Dior’s typical art world team-ups for a partnership with the estate of writer Jack Kerouac.

Kerouac, the “King of the Beats,” ruled the late ’50s Greenwich Village scene in New York’s flourishing proto-hippie movement.

Like fellow literary pioneers William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and Allen Ginsberg (the latter of whom I always thought kinda looked like David Cross, funnily enough), Kerouac experimented with prose, fragmenting fiction and reality, earning both platitudes and scorn from the literary set. Read more at Highsnobiety.