Art Basel Miami Beach: Dior Homme Reveals Lantern Collaboration

“It’s my three-day U.S. trip, I guess,” said Kris Van Assche, Wednesday from The Webster. The artistic director of Dior Homme, who is celebrating a decade with the house, was popping into Miami for just 24 hours before jetting off to L.A. for another Dior Homme happening, then back to Paris.
Van Assche was on hand to present his Black Carpet collection as well as a collaboration he did with Paris’ Laffanour Galerie Downtown with a Dior Homme dinner at the boutique, drawing Ricky Martin, A$AP Rocky, Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus and more.
The bottom level of The Webster was aglow with an installation of the original Akari light sculptures by Isamu Noguchi (which are owned by Laffanour Galerie Downtown); Van Assche customized six lamps in the style of Noguchi, using Instagram photos of flowers from his account.
“I’ve been a big fan of the gallery for forever and I always pop in and out but we never get to do something together,” Van Assche said before dinner, a Japanese-themed meal. “But since they are here for the design fair, and I’m here to present the Black Carpet collection, we felt that doing this together was a good start, but

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