Kim Jones is a very good friend of mine. We’ve known each other for many years. Kim and I have many mutual friends and we grew close very quickly.

He's always been really supportive of me. He made my wedding tuxedo and my wife's wedding dress, and he's always been a mentor of mine.

Kim and I had been talking about collaborating for a while. Kim has always liked the ALYX hardware and has been wearing it a lot himself. When he took on Dior, he reached out to me right away and said, “Let's do the hardware that we had been talking about doing for the first Dior show," inspired by the classic ALYX rollercoaster buckle, as well as working out some new designs. He sent me imagery from the Dior archives and I designed the pieces based off of that.

It feels surreal to have my name connected with a fashion house like Dior and to have worked with Kim in this way. Dior has been a brand that I've always loved. It still feels like a dream seeing something that I worked on in a Christian Dior show in every single look. I am so grateful and I am really looking forward to the future of our buckle with Dior.

>>>"I love my friends and I am proud of their work. Matt just loves good product and makes great things. I think Matt and I see beyond fashion. We have wanted to work together for a long time, and this was the perfect moment. For Dior, I wanted the most modern interpretation of the buckle, which is what Matt does best!" - Kim Jones

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