Dior Homme designer Van Assche quits

Designer Kris Van Assche said Monday that he was leaving Dior Homme after 11 years at the head of the French menswear label.

The departure of the Belgian creator comes only weeks after the arrival of new Christian Dior Couture chairman Pietro Beccari from Louis Vuitton.

Speculation is already rife that he will be replaced by the British designer Kim Jones, who left Vuitton in January after helping turn around its men’s line.

Van Assche, who brought a punkish street style influence to Dior’s fine tailoring, said that it was “with great emotion… that I am leaving this beautiful house to pursue new challenges.”

Dior said in a statement that the 41-year-old Belgian would be staying on with the luxury giant LVMH, which owns the label.

A spokesman would not comment on rumours that he was to be replaced by Jones, 38, the brains behind Vuitton’s collaboration with streetwear label Supreme.

She said an official announcement would be made “subsequently”.

Beccari, who took over at Christian Dior Couture six weeks ago, worked with Jones during his highly successful six-year tenure at Louis Vuitton.

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  1. Honest Kenyan May 21st, 2013 at 10:02 am

    He will also skip 40 something other African Countries, he never came here since he became president, and his visit will not suddenly make the countries he visits more prosperous.

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    1. Gabby May 21st, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      But NOT a country that has KDF guys ‘dying’ for ‘him’ to make headway against Al-Shaabab…… What a stub in the face…..

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      1. Honest Kenyan May 21st, 2013 at 1:03 pm

        KDF guys are dying for Kenya. Kenya needs security within its borders, less refugees from Somalia, and safe seas for optimal trading in Kenyan ports. That’s their primary mission. US interests etc are collateral to that, and the US pays KDF handsomely for that.

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        1. Gabby May 21st, 2013 at 1:22 pm

          …….’US pays KDF handsomely for that’….. A squadron. platoon for hire you contend. This is a proxy war, you just confirmed.. Somali’s have been brothers maybe you can never tell them apart from guys from Mandera and the like who we went to school with…..

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          1. Honest Kenyan May 21st, 2013 at 6:10 pm

            We were clever enough to convince the US that it was a problem they and their western friends needed to pay for – that’s a clever strategy on our part – thus subsidizing our war effort. However, piracy on ships destined to and from our ports, kidnapping our tourists, terror in our cities, making North Eastern Kenya ungovernable, radical islamization, secessionist designs, smuggling undermining our traders, proliferation of small arms in the hands of crooks, piracy money distorting our economy, more than a million refugees…those were very much Kenyan problems KDF is sorting out.

          2. Gabby May 22nd, 2013 at 1:30 am

            You are barely the ‘clever; you purport in the ‘we’. How much does the US pay ‘handsomely’ to a mum, brother, sister, son, daughter, uncle, auntie, niece, nephew, in-law….you get the drift for the ‘convince’ part in all this cleverness for an empty slot in the bereaved home???

  2. Mkenya May 21st, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Obama…. please, please, please do not come to Kenya… we have God… we don’t need American Dollars…. watch this space…..You will need to get a visa to come to Kenya in the very, very near future!

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  3. lopez May 21st, 2013 at 11:43 am

    fellow kenyans,can you stop being captives of tribalism and start living again Obama is not a kenyan but a world leader he lives and acts American.

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    1. Gabby May 21st, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      Oh really? Not when every office, home, car, wallet and space imaginable of some guys are bedecked in his image(s)………..

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  4. ann kimemia May 21st, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    WHO CARES

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  5. Thuku Wairimũ May 21st, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    That’s good news indeed. Actually, if he tagged along, I would be forced to take leave against my wishes because you just can’t move around. I need to work for Kenya to create strong institutions, not to stare at some president

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  6. Gabby May 21st, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    A ‘cousin’ may fly to Dar to meet him there instead. The tears must be dry from the loss on 4th March…….

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    1. Bolingo May 21st, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      Gabby…………..nobody has refused any of your tribe from being a US hero, chieth!

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      1. Gabby May 21st, 2013 at 3:42 pm

        …..’any of your tribe from being a US hero’…..

        Confirmed! Obama is YOUR tribesman and a hero to YOU! Oh my……. Maybe you could do with a little less ‘hero-worship’…. That’d do for the next 2 years before your ‘hero’ is impeached for Benghazi after the mid-terms in 2014 when the repubz take over the Senate!……..

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  7. Bonk3 May 21st, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Obama has been in office close to 5 yrs, what has he done for Africa? Any tangible increase of trade between the USA and Kenya or Uganda for the last 5 yrs? Atleast the British are funding the education sector and Kenyans flower sector is well represented in EU, but which sector is Obama funding? Activism? Kenya is not in need of empty talk so please let him keep off.

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    1. Okwonkwo May 21st, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      Do I detect a bit of colonial mentality? All this talk of British funding schools etc….Does your country live on charity and donations ? Where is your pride as an African??. Is this how Kenyans think? Hand outs?, Charity? And hero worshiping westerners?

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    2. OlePasiany May 23rd, 2013 at 9:06 am

      wait a minute. Do you have any clue of what you are talking about? Do you know how many Kenyans are working for the US defense forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, earning tax free USD? Shame on you.

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      1. Bonk3 May 26th, 2013 at 2:02 am

        Kenyans have been working in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Japan, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Korea etc long time before Obama became the president of the USA.

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  8. Bigbomb! May 21st, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Kuna watu wa jamii fulani wanaumwaaa!!!pwahahahaha, tafuteni wenu pia akuwe president wa hiyi nchi. Gabby akiwa mmoja wao. No wonder hataki kupata jiggers

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    1. Gabby May 21st, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Enda ukawe mkaaji wa ikulu ya jumba la White House. Unaweza pata kazi ya kuosha sufuria…….

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  9. R.Deezy May 21st, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    A visit to Kenya would mean him being met at the airport by Indicted suspects of crimes against humanity. That would be a major diplomatic blunder. Let the two clear their names first at the Hague then they can host a world leader…Just Saying!

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  10. Guest May 23rd, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Jaluo ni jaluo tu, ata ikikaa ndani ya state house!

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  11. OlePasiany May 23rd, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Jaluo ni jaluo tu, hata akikaa ndani ya white house!

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