Harper’s Bazaar – When Harper’s BAZAAR approached me about creating this special Men’s issue, I knew from the start what I wanted it to be about: diversity, inclusivity, reality. And for me, that led to the work of the late Antonio Lopez, an artist I have loved and collected for years. He’s an absolute hero of mine; I would have loved to have met him. I was thinking about his New York, about the mix and diversity of the people Antonio photographed and drew in the 1970s and ’80s—the vibrancy and energy, the freedom—and I wanted to capture some of that in these images and reflect it through fashion for now.

J Balvin and Maluma are two of the biggest Latinx stars in the world, and they look like Antonio boys. Travis Scott is an amazing performer and fits into that diverse mix; he’s who Antonio Lopez would be shooting today. As for Orville Peck, I love both his image and the messages behind his music. And Antonio loved a cowboy! It wasn’t just about the look of Antonio’s work; it was also the spirit of collaboration and creative exchange that is embedded in his art, specifically between Antonio and Juan Ramos, his creative partner, as well as the models and designers they worked with. That is also a vital part of what I do as Artistic Director of Dior Men…

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