13 March 2017

Dior Homme's Filmography Forte

Although a little difficult to believe, it's been a decade since Kris Van Assche took over from Hedi Slimane and got himself all comfy in the mighty Dior Homme throne. The Belgian learned the tricks of the trade at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and upon graduation, made the move to Paris to intern at Yves Saint Laurent. It was here that he worked with Hedi Slimane (please come back, we miss you) on Rive Gauche and then went with him to Dior Homme when the year struck 2000. Van Assche left the French house for a while, working on his own menswear label but when Slimane left Dior Homme in 2007 to revolutionize YSL, Van Assche succeeded his former mentor and took his place at the top of the creative hierarchy. There's a whole lot that Van Assche does right at Dior Homme and one particular highlight – actually more than a highlight, it's a meteoric radiation of blindingly stimulating light and it shines in the form of Dior Homme's campaign filmography.

And so with that, I've listed my personal top 10 Dior Homme campaign videos specifically from the Van Assche-era for your viewing pleasure. Don't worry though, not even the persuasive powers of Robert Pattinson, Jamie Dornan and Jude Law could encourage me to put fragrance campaigns on the list; it's a fashion-only affair.

SS15 "Dior Homme X M/M"

AW16 "Dior Homme X At Large" by Randall Medson

SS14 "Saw Your Face Before" by Willy Vandeperre

SS17 by Larry Clark

SS13 "Underpass" by Willy Vanderperre

SS15 by Willy Vanderperre

SS16 "Paris Session" by Larry Clark

SS16 "Stranger in a Room" by Willy Vandeperre

AW13 "The Players" by Willy Vanderperre

AW12 "Shadow" by Willy Vanderperre