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Larry Clark shoots skaters for Dior film

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

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.