Over the weekend celebrities, the fashion set, and even Danish royalty made their way to Paris to witness Kim Jones debut his first collection as artistic director of Dior Homme. From the offbeat centrepiece to reinterpretations of the fashion house's iconic designs, here's what you need to know about Jones' inaugural show.
1. Guests were greeted by a 10 metre-tall flower statue
American artist and designer KAWS used 70,000 flowers to created the quirky runway centrepiece. In a nod to the fashion house’s founder, the figure fused KAWS' BFF Plush character with Monsieur Dior himself—identified by his sharp suit and canine companion. Mini versions were also scattered throughout the show.
2. A Danish prince opened the show
18 year-old Prince Nikolai of Denmark modelled look number one, proving Dior's relaxed suit separates and sneakers are ideal for achieving that royal off-duty look. Nikolai, who is the nephew of Crown Prince Frederik and Australian lawyer-turned-princess Mary Donaldson, is currently eighth in line for the Danish throne.
3. Bella Hadid proved the designs aren't just for the boys
Celebrity attendance was out of control—think Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, Lily Allen, Rita Ora and Naomi Campbell (see all the best dressed guests here). Bella Hadid stood out thanks to her bright yellow suit, which was spotted on the runway moments later.
4. Collaboration was at the core of the collection
Dior's new jewellery designer Yoon also made her debut for the brand, presenting pieces that incorporated the house's CD logo. Jones also enlisted fellow designer Matthew Williams to create buckles that featured across the label's belts, bags and hats.
5. House icons returned to the runway
KAWS wasn't just commissioned to create the spectacular set—the artist reimagined Dior's signature bee motif, giving the insect a stylized spin. Jones also introduced the iconic Dior saddlebag to the men's runway. First launched in 1999 under John Galliano, the bag was a hit in the early 2000s and recently reappeared in the Dior autumn/winter 2018 womenswear collection. For men, Jones used the unique shape across belt-bags and backpacks.