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Marc Bohan, the former Dior artistic director who helped the house’s most iconic collections take shape for over 30 years, has died at age 97. Bohan’s death occurred on September 6, less than a month after his 97th birthday.

Born in Paris on August 22, 1926, Bohan showed talent in drawing and fashion from an early age, and was encouraged in his pursuits by his mother, herself a noted local hatmaker. He first joined Dior in 1957, and created collections for the house out of its London office. It didn’t take long for Bohan to rocket to the upper echelon of Dior either, as he took took over the mantle of artistic director in 1961 when Yves Saint Laurent was summoned for military service. Apart from his work creating countless collections as artistic director, a mantle he held until 1989 when he left to work at British house Norman Hartnell, Bohan played a key role in launching “Miss Dior,” “Baby Dior” and “Dior Monsieur,” ready-to-wear lines for women, children and men, respectively. His work twice won him the “De d’Or,” or “Golden Thimble,” a prestigious French high fashion award, in 1983 and 1988.

Further adding to his legacy, Bohan dressed Iran’s Empress Farah for the coronation of the shah in 1967, and First Lady Jackie Kennedy was so taken with Farah’s look, she asked her own designer to copy Bohan’s style. He was also close with artist Niki de Saint Phalle and writer Francoise Sagan, and created stage costumes to satisfy his enthusiasm for both theater and opera.

Dior has issued an official statement on Bohan’s death — along with quotes from Kim Jones, Delphine Arnault, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Victoire de Castellane — all of which can be seen below.

Dior is deeply saddened to learn of the

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Kim Jones, one of the brightest names in menswear today, has teamed up with cognac giant Hennessy for a collaboration that fuses fashion and luxury, resulting in a stylish take on spirits. This collaboration between Hennessy X.O and Dior’s artistic director has yielded a limited-edition aluminium gold bottle holder, a decanter that features beautiful degrade detailing—mirroring past collections by the English designer—and a chic pair of brown-toned sneakers.

Here in Malaysia, Hennessy X.O has similarly selected a series of personalities who portray the same streak of style and fashion nous. In entrepreneur Huan Ooi, the look that he goes for is best described as that of an iconoclast, to always aim for uniqueness rather than being a slave to trends. “I see style inspiration wherever I go, in everyday, ordinary life,” he says, pointing out that he recently observed how the uniforms of Japanese ramen chef are quite unique and adds a genuine point of difference in one’s ensemble.

For Ooi, the Kim Jones-designed limited-edition aluminium gold Hennessy X.O holder may be appreciated like a an elegant silk dress, holding mysteries within the ensconced bottle of cognac. The appreciation of a glass of Hennessy X.O entails drinking with company, he shares. “I’m exceptionally uncomfortable being by myself, plus good things should be shared!” Here, Ooi reflects on the gamut of his formative experiences, his preferences and how he discerns his idea of happiness.

Personal dressing rituals and preferences
I don’t like exaggeration or embellishment in my wardrobe. I prefer clothes that are versatile, singular and definitely nothing boring. The look and way of dressing I portray today is something I’ve cultivated since my high school days. It was really an attempt to stand out from the crowd.

Best style advice
Definitely Juno Mak (Hong Kong singer, producer, actor and

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Prince Harry wears bespoke 3-piece Dior suit to the coronation. (PHOTO: Getty Images; Dior)

Prince Harry wears bespoke 3-piece Dior suit to the coronation. (PHOTO: Getty Images; Dior)

It was not just Prince Harry’s solo attendance that made headlines during the Coronation – his smart look in the bespoke three-piece suit by Dior set tongues wagging. Fashion commentators were quick to notice that Prince Harry skipped British brands – Alexander McQueen and Emilia Wickstead were seen on other royals – and opted for the suit designed by Dior’s artistic director Kim Jones, during his appearance at Westminster Abbey.

According to a media statement by Dior, The Duke of Sussex chose a bespoke tailcoat and a double-breasted waistcoat in black wool and mohair, combined with grey trousers and a white cotton shirt with a grey silk tie. Black derbies, also signed by the House, completed the ensemble.

Daryll Alexius Yeo, Fashion Stylist and Creative Consultant had this to say about the look, “Prince Harry looked very put together in his custom three-piece Dior suit. When he was seen arriving at Westminster Abbey, my first thought was that his suit was refreshingly minimal and sharp, taking more of an understated approach to the traditional coronation dress code – some people call it rebellion, I prefer to say it’s giving ‘less is more’. While he got plenty of negative reviews for wearing a renowned French fashion house, little did they know that the Artistic Director at Dior Men responsible for Prince Harry’s off-late suit looks is British himself, ala Kim Jones.”

Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have been spotted wearing Dior on several occasions, prompting rumours that the duo may be striking a partnership with the brand.

Harry’s late mother Princess Diana was also a fan of the French maison – she wore a Dior slip dress and carried a handbag named ‘Chouchou’ to the

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