The Story Of Kim Jones For Dior Homme

by MR Magazine Staff

Kim Jones is unpacking boxes in his new office as Creative Director of the menswear division of Christian Dior on the tail end of London’s Harley Street. The space previously housed Phoebe Philo at Céline and, in her absence, Kim has taken up residency back in the city he calls home. “London is the capital for finding menswear inspiration. This is where I’m from, this is where I live,” he says. “I need what I need to make me happy so that I can do my job.” The space remains relatively blank. The only nod to its new owner is the archive Vivienne Westwood shoe collection housed along an entire wall of shelves to the left of where his desk will soon stand, directly in front of a floor to ceiling bay window. Gossiping and giggling, Kim sips a diet coke whilst texting his assistant to organise his next string of meetings, deadlines and interviews. His hair is neat and clipped, and he is looking trim and healthy. Cartier diamond bracelets and platinum necklaces accessorise his outfit of Balenciaga sweater and Nikes. Despite the pressure he is currently facing at the helm of one of the world’s largest luxury brands, he seems relaxed and happy. Read more at i-D.