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Though we’ve known for a while that A$AP Rocky is a total fashion plate — pairing up with Jeremy Scott and Adidas Originals for a sneaker collab in 2013 and peppering his 2015 album, At.Long.Last.A$AP, with style references — the 27-year-old rapper took his relationship with the industry to a new level this week. The proof: a gig as one of the new faces of Dior Homme for fall 2017.
Kris Van Assche, the brand’s creative director, dropped the first images of the campaign via Instagram on Tuesday. (We probably could have seen this coming, by the way, since the new issue of Interview includes a conversation between Van Assche and Rocky.) For the fall ads, Van Assche also brought on Kids director Larry Clark and the French actor Rod Paradot to pose nonchalantly in winter coats.
All this follows on the heels of last week’s announcement that A$AP Rocky is releasing a collaboration with J.W. Anderson, the label run by the buzzy young designer Jonathan Anderson. (Anderson is also the creative director of the LVMH-owned luxury brand Loewe.) And a week before that, Rocky made an appearance at Gucci’s Westminster Abbey resort show looking every bit the Alessandro Michele dream in floral embroidered denim and a light blue bomber jacket. The dude, clearly, is unstoppable.