After 11 years, the 41-year-old Belgian designer, Kris Van Assche, exited from his position as creative director of menswear Dior. Although, he will take up a new assignment within the LVMH Group.
Newly installed chairman and CEO of Christian Dior Couture, Pietro Beccari, also just joined the brand from Fendi in February. He shared the news and pay some tribute to the designer’s contributions in Dior so far, “I thank Kris Van Assche for contributing to the amazing growth of Dior Homme by creating an elegant and contemporary silhouette for men. He wrote an important chapter in the history of Dior Homme and played a key role in its development.”
On the same note, Van Assche also shared his thoughts on being in the French fashion house for more than a decade, “After eleven years at Dior Homme, my mind and heart filled with experiences, I am leaving this beautiful house to pursue new challenges.” He continues, “I wish to thank Bernard Arnault (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH) for the trust he placed in me, Sidney Toledano (president and chief executive of Christian Dior Couture in 1998), and Serge Brunschwig (once a Christian Dior executive who now has become the chairman and CEO of Fendi) for their warm welcome at Dior and their continuous support during all those years.”