Kim Jones to Replace Paul Helbers As Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Designer

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Paul Helbers is leaving his job as the designer of Louis Vuitton's men's line, the label has confirmed. He "takes back his freedom in order to realize new projects," a press release states. He is replaced by former Alfred Dunhill designer Kim Jones, who will continue to report to Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs in this role. Jones broke the news of his appointment on Twitter yesterday. [Moment/T Magazine, British Vogue]