There is nothing more you can say about this news, really. Other than the knee-jerk reaction of simply staring at the image of The xx Oliver Sim’s handsome visage. He was always kind to the eyes in his band’s music videos, but we never thought of him as a high-fashion model. Oliver is among the four Dior men who have been selected by designer Kris Van Assche and photographer Willy Vanderperre to star in the fashion house’s Spring/Summer campaign. As told to WWD, Vanderperre added that each man “is respected for who he is as a person and in what they do; all of them have talents you would want to possess. At the same time, there is an easiness and elegance to all of them; they are very confident young men.”
Watch the short film called ‘Stranger in a Room‘, titled after Jamie xx’s single from In Colour which featured Oliver’s vocals.
More from the campaign here.