Earlier this decade we had a little, alright, large and a bit consuming, obsession with Dior Homme clothing. Thanks to then-designer, Hedi Slimane, and the young skinny boys he chose to model his wares on the catwalk and in the ad campaigns, we wanted to also adopt that slightly haunted look in skinny suits with tired eyes. However, while we have the dark eye bags down pat (not to mention the haunted look every Monday morning), we never did manage to get ourselves one of the Hedi Slimane for Dior Homme suits. Then Hedi left and Kris Van Assche took his place, and while his collections are gorgeous, they are strictly for the boys. Boo. Until now. For this spring Dior Homme are launching a denim line for women as part of its Petite Taille Line – ‘a small collection of tailored prices for smaller women’. The selection of jeans in a range of washes have been inspired by the men’s denim, and are as super-skinny as you’d expect, although at least they have added some lycra so sitting down will be possible!
‘Dior Homme…has always appealed to women,’ revealed Kris Van Assche. ‘Therefore, we decided to offer [women] a Dior Homme jeans version of [her] own, jeans being such a key and important unisex item galvanizing all wardrobes.’
While the thought that this collection has apparently been made with ‘smaller women’ in mind, terrifies us, it will make us think twice about hitting the Quality Street for breakfast in the run up to Christmas – and that is no bad thing! [WWD]
- Kay Barron, Fashion News Editor