Larry Clark shoots skaters for Dior film

Watch the cult auteur’s directorial debut for the fashion house

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You may remember that cult film director Larry Clark modelled in Dior Homme’s AW16 campaign, alongside Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky. Now he’s gone one step further by shooting a short film for the label. 

In a style reminiscent of his films “The Smell of Us” (2014), “Wassup Rockers” (2006) and “Kids” (1995), the one-and-a-half minute short features a group of young men wardering around Paris, interspersed with shots of skaters performing tricks.

However Clark’s role in Kris Van Assche’s work goes beyond modelling and directing – he’s a key inspiration. “Larry Clark is a major reference point,” he said in an interview with The New York Times, “and it is therefore only normal that I had pictures of him and his work all over my mood boards.”

On his participation in the project, Clark said, “When I accepted the Dior job, the first thing I told them was that I’m not a fashion photographer and their immediate response was, ‘That’s why we want you.’”

It’s not the first time Clark has worked closely with a fashion brand, though. Last year, he collaborated with London designer J.W.Anderson on a zine titled after his most recent film, The Smell of Us.

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