Dior Men – FALL 2021 MENSWEAR
It opened with a glittering gilded embroidered coat, worn over what looked to be a military-influenced, star-buttoned suit. In fact, as Jones explained in a call from Paris, his research was based on the ceremonial tail-coated attire required by artists in France when they’re inducted into the Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris—the buttons are an adaptation from a Christian Dior haute couture dress designed by Marc Bohan in the 1960s. “In fact, we’ve made several of them [the Academie’s coats] for people since I’ve been here,” he said. The crossover from male bespoke to the work of Dior’s embroidery ateliers is a little-known living tradition at this house.