Kris Van Assche

On the threshold of his 31st birthday Kris Van Assche was appointed artistic director at Dior Homme. In January 2008 he presented his first catwalk show for Dior, an emotionally charged moment and a milestone in the career of this young designer. Amidst the turbulent preparations for the show and the presentation of his own label’s men’s and women’s lines, we invited Kris Van Assche to be our guest curator of A MAGAZINE #7.

Already in our early conversations it became clear that Kris wanted to work with people he felt connected to. He didn’t want to opt for big names, but rather for the people that fascinate him or those whose creative input had inspired and enriched him in the past.

The various collaborations with photographers, authors, stylists and models in A MAGAZINE #7 are the result of Kris’ search for true human contact within the creative process.

Kaat Debo, Editor in Chief

“Beauty comes from strange places.”

Table of Contents

‘DESPERATELY SEEKING MUSE’ & ‘EMILIO ALIX—MUSE’

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‘O ROSTO DO POVO—FOTO-JORNALISMO’

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‘BUENOS AIRES’—FEBRUARY 2001′

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‘OUARZAZATE’—DECEMBER 2007′

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‘DIOR HOMME WALL’—‘KRISVANASSCHE WALL’

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‘CASTING POLAROIDS’

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‘SKETCHES—COLLECTION NUMÉRO 1—KRISVANASSCHE’

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‘NUEVA ESPERANZA’

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SHANA & ROBERT PARKEHARRISON 1999–2002

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‘KRISVANASSCHE—SPRING-SUMMER 2008’

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‘EXIT—DIOR HOMME’

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‘PER TE ELISABETTA’

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‘ISTANBUL—FEBRUARY 2008’

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‘JACQUES’

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‘REHEARSAL—DIOR HOMME’

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‘WALK #001’

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COLLAGE BY JOHN GALLIANO

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‘FITTING—DIOR HOMME’

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I ♥ JEFF BURTON

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‘JEFF BURTON INTERVIEWED BY KRIS VAN ASSCHE’

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SHANA & ROBERT PARKEHARRISON 2005–2007

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‘A AS IN ALLURE’

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‘DIOR HOMME PARTY’ & ‘LUMIÈRE DU NORD’

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’63 PORTRAITS BY WIGLIUS DE BIE’

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‘RIO DE JANEIRO—FEBRUARY 2007 ♥’

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O Rosto Do Povo
Marcia Chagas Freitas & Leo Christiano

I ♥ Jeff Burton
Jeff Burton

Fitting—Dior Homme
Gaetan Bernard

Buenos Aires
Kris Van Assche

Ouarzazate
Kris Van Assche

Nueva Esperanza
Sophia Sanches & Mauro Mongiello

Jacques
Sarah Moon

Emilio Alix—Muse
Kris Van Assche

Young Farmers
August Sander

Mourning Cloak
Shana & Robert Parkeharrison