Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hedi Slimane: Anthology of a Decade

Through a collection of Hedi Slimane's photographs of the 2000s, "Anthology of a Decade" presents the journey of the iconic French designer into fashion before, during, and after his tenures at Yves Saint-Laurent (1997-1999), and Christian Dior (2000-2007). It is in this decade that critics acknowledge Slimane to have infused men's fashion with an androgynous, rock 'n' roll verve that influenced couture all over the world. In addition to his work as a fashion designer, Slimane has been involved in various other projects,  such as editor-in-chief of "Liberation," record cover creator, curator, store designer, and writer.

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 GalleryFragments 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




Courtesy@Hedi Slimane, Anthology of a Decade 2000-2010, published by JPR Ringier, Zurich

1 comment:

  1. Oh lovely. He's so talented and avant garde. Karl Lagerfeld wore his pieces so well.

    Christian Dior ... I'd forgotten that.

    So glad you covered this.


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