Dior Homme 2009 Campaign – Francisco Lachowski
Francisco Lachowski was just starting out in his modeling career when he was chosen for the Dior Homme 2009 campaign. Francisco also walked the Dior Homme Paris Fashion Week Fall Winter 2009.10 show.
Fresh from wining the FORD Models Supermodel of the World contest New York Magazine asked Francisco about this particular photo-shoot:
You were 17 when you shot Dior Homme’s fall 2009 campaign with Karl Lagerfeld, in which you were photographed in nothing but skivvies. Were you uncomfortable at all?
“No, I was very comfortable on set shooting Dior Homme. Karl Lagerfeld was amazing to work with. The crew was so respectful about my comfort level. I was very excited: It was my first campaign and I wanted to do a good job. The only thing I am uncomfortable with was my legs.”
Chance, at the heart of Dior
Everything is a sign. Everything makes sense. Christian Dior believed in his fabulous destiny, in his lucky star. Like that evening of 18 April 1946. He was 41 years old and working at Lucien Lelong.
The next day, he had a meeting with Marcel Boussac, the most famous of the postwar industrialists. The “King of Cotton”, as he was know, wanted to invite Christian Dior to become the artistic director of a fashion house: Philippe et Gaston. Christian Dior was unsure.
He felt that the decision was important because three times already, chance had pointed him towards the fabulous destiny that awaited him. It was a childhood friend, Georges Vigouroux, whom he encountered three consecutive times on the streets of Paris who knew Marcel Boussac and was trying to convince Dior to embrace his future.
“But what for?” was doubtless the question in the mind of the man who did not yet realise the amplitude of what he was to bring to haute couture, women and France’s position abroad.