Dior by Birkenstock Milano sandal in Dior Gray felt, cork, rubber and leather sole, dior.com
One of the biggest surprise collaborations to come out of the men’s winter collections was the House of Dior and Birkenstock. Reinventing two of the footwear brand’s classic models, the Milano and Tokio, designer Kim Jones didn’t stray as far as some might think from the codes of the glamorous house. Christian Dior himself was, among many things, an avid gardener. His love of flowers, nature and botany mixed with the legacy that the Birkenstock brothers created, dating as far back as 1774, somehow makes perfect sense. While the Milano was introduced in 1965 a few years after Monsieur Dior’s passing, one could imagine his joy and comfort in his garden wearing these updated classics as he dreamt up the next collection. Luckily, in Jones’ skilled hands, the desire lives on… in Dior Gray, of course.