Kim Kardashian has an uncanny ability to make even the most banal items look glamorous: cotton underwear, a Carole Baskin Halloween costume, a printout of her own face… So she was arguably the best-suited candidate to rock Dior’s new house slippers on the (virtual) front row for the brand’s latest fashion show. Attending Kim Jones’ Dior Homme menswear autumn winter ’21 show remotely from her home in Los Angeles today, Kim wore a tailored silk cornflower blue suit, mesh logoed gloves, and—most unexpectedly—flat, shaggy slides covered in the Dior logo.
The shoes—along with the rest of the outfit—came straight from the runway, which was livestreamed across the globe this afternoon. The furry backless slippers featured throughout the show, and were the ideal high-fashion creation for a #WFH population unlikely to return to ‘normal’ office life for the better part of 2021. The New York City-based artist Kenny Scharf partnered with Jones on the collection, and his psychedelic prints (Scharf was a contemporary of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring in the ’80s) were printed on silk shirts, Saddle bags, and, in Kardashian’s case, berets.
Scharf’s contributions to the collection also included perfectly tailored blazers with bold statement embroidery, created by artisans in China. This was, presumably, an homage to the city of Beijing, where Jones planned to showcase the collection before Covid-19 put traditional fashion shows on hold. “I love the clash of colours, yellow and purple, orange and blue, red and green. When you take the happy and sad opposites and put them together, it creates the tension and excitement that I love,” Scharf said of the collection.
If Kardashian is partial to Jones’s menswear offering at Dior, we can only imagine her anticipation for his womenswear debut at Fendi in February. Jones—a British designer best known for his work at Louis Vuitton menswear, a gig taken by Virgil Abloh after her moved to Dior in 2018—was announced as the new creative director for Fendi back in September. Silvia Venturini Fendi had been helming the womenswear collections since the passing of Karl Lagerfeld in February 2019. Now, Jones will split his time between Milan and Paris, designing for Dior and Fendi concurrently. As far as new designer debuts go, his unveiling will be a biggie, and we’re sure Kim will be decked out in the front row when it happens.