The four-volume anthology of Slimane's photography published this month by JRP Ringier, reveals the artist's duotone photographs mixing the music scene, street fashion, and his haute couture shows. The book also reveals his inspirations, his attention to both youth culture and classical references, and attests that his contribution to haute couture was maybe the constant refining of a line and silhouette that was to mark the culture of the 'noughties'.
Alongside the publication of Anthology of a Decade, two exhibitions are currently on view at Almine Rech Gallery, Fragments Americana in Brussels and California dreamin in Paris. Both exhibitions reflect Hedi Slimane's personal relationship with his adopted home and greatest influence on his work: Los Angeles.
Anthology of a Decade