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Dior Homme brings age-old classics to life at Paris Fashion Week

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Dior Homme paraded Friday with a polished range of reworked classics, kicking off Paris Fashion Week’s menswear shows with a show packed with celebrities.

Crowds of screaming fans lined the Place de la Concorde, bursting with joy at the arrival of K-pop star Jimin, who earlier this week was named the brand’s global ambassador for the house.

Guests at the LVMH-owned label (LVMH.PA) – which also included Eddie Redmayne, ‘The White Lotus’ actor Adam DiMarco, soccer star David Beckham and his son Cruz Beckham – sat in a dark tent facing a screen the length of a wall.

A dark procession ensues and the models slowly exit, as actors Gwendoline Christie and Robert Pattinson recite TS Eliot’s poem “The Waste Land”, their faces projected onto the screen.

Dior Men’s Artistic Director Kim Jones transformed familiar pieces like fisherman rain caps, slickers and chunky sweaters into high style in muted colors – ivory, dusty blue and pale mustard yellow. There were also airy poncho windbreakers, loose trousers with an extra pleat and wide Bermuda shorts, worn as skirts.

The Paris Fashion Week menswear shows run until January 22.

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