A LARRY CLARK PROJECT / PARIS SESSION, A FILM FOR DIOR HOMME
By Crash redaction
LARRY CLARK PRESENTS THE LATEST SNEAKER COLLECTION FROM DIOR HOMME WITH EXCLUSIVE SHORT FILM
The list of memorable collaborations between film and fashion runs long. But few of these encounters can match the massive symbolic dimension of the alliance between Dior Homme and Larry Clark. Indeed, the luxury ready-to-wear house and the cult indie director share a number of points in common: led by Kris Van Assche, the House of Dior Homme designs a relaxed wardrobe perfectly in step with the times for young men inspired by the punk and underground movements. That universe fits Larry Clark to a tee. The director catapulted to icon status for an entire generation with his first film, Kids, in 1995, and more recently with The Smell of Us (2014), an unsettling feature film exploring taboos, sexuality, and skater culture among a youth in revolt. So to introduce its new sneaker collection, set for release next spring, Dior Homme tipped Larry Clark to direct a short film, A Larry Clark Project/Paris Session. No stranger to the House, the director has already stepped in front of the lens of Willy Vanderperre for the Dior Homme winter campaign. Expanding on this first incursion, the film portrays the world of young skaters set against the contrasting background of Paris, a city that blends raw urbanism with timeless monuments. These contrasts even resonate in the sneakers depicted in the film – “a classic form with radical techniques,” as described by Kris Van Assche. It’s in these radical choices, styles, and messages that Larry Clark and Dior Homme both find their balance.
Dior Homme sneaker collection available starting in November on www.dior.com and in boutiques.