is the menswear division of Christian Dior SA
, the French clothing retailer. Dior Homme is currently under the creative direction of Kris Van Assche
since spring/summer 2008. Dior Homme had previously been directed by Hedi Slimane
since the fall/winter 2001-02 season; under Hedi Slimane's direction, Dior Homme has introduced a characteristic slim silhouette which has since taken off within the fashion industry. The early collections delved into the exploration of the male sex. The look darkened during the Luster period which was inspired by the electroscene of Berlin. Since 2004 A/W, Dior Homme has delved into exploring the different styles of Rock. A popular rumor is that Karl Lagerfeld lost about 90 pounds so he would fit into one of Slimanes esteemed suits.During the 80s and 90s Dior's menswear line was called Dior Monsieur
. Brad Pitt, Mick Jagger, David Beckham, and Kanye West have all been spotted wearing the clothes – it is very popular amongst rockstars.
Older fans generally consider the quality of the line to have fallen significantly during the last few years. This is primarily due to a much larger production scale and Hedi Slimane's dwindling influence on the actual design. As such, many items from past seasons are very collectible. A few of these items include the blood wound shirt, the Reflection pins, the Bleu Claire Wax jeans from 'Strip', the Napoleon Jacket from 'Luster', the D-Point belt, and the infamous 6.5cm gold heels from 'In The Morning'.
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