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Let’s go to the beach, let’s go catch a wave with Dior. Who better to join Kim Jones on the West Coast than Venice Beach-based designer Eli Russell Linnetz. An ERL-ified Dior Men is California Couture. Sparkling waves crashed on hoodies and those epic ice cream pastel ERL puffer jackets were hypnotising. California dreaming. Hair was spiked to perfection, because for Dior Spring 2023 it’s all about a skater boy, so Dior Saddle bags swung with thick gold chains and quilted, chunky, electric pink, skate sneaker tongues puffed wide. The houses archives were slyly in the mix, the Bar Jacket, accessories and notably pieces from Gianfranco Ferré's designs for the House, which Jones and Linnetz looked back on in reference to Linnetz's date of birth, 1991. With My Bloody Valentine on blast, they walked with surf-skate-swag down Windward Avenue in Venice Beach, in veiled pillbox hats (a nod to Jackie Kennedy), crystal-encrusted trousers, slouchy loosely tailored suits in classic Dior gray, that California Culture meeting Parisian Haute Couture. Those California Dior Men, they’re unforgettable.