PARIS, Dec 4, 2010 / FW/ — A prolific author, Hedi Slimane’s latest book, “Hedi Slimane: Anthology of a Decade” is a collection of the iconoclastic designer’s photographs of the 2000s.
Taking his readers to a fashion journey covering the time before, during and after his tenures at Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, “Hedi Slimane: Anthology of a Decade” gives the readers a seldom seen view of fashion through the eyes of a designer.
Though Slimane has not been designing for several years, he is still considered one of the most influential designers of this generation. Cutting the men’s trousers into a pencil-thin silhouette while infusing androgyny and rock ‘n’ roll verve at the same time, Hedi Slimane changed men’s fashion forever.
And though he is first and foremost a menswear designer in the eyes of fashion critics, his inimitable style also influence womenswear.
Four volumes in one, “Hedi Slimane: Anthology of a Decade”, reveal Slimane’s duotone photographs mixing the music scene, street fashion, and his haute couture shows, are as fresh as his paradigm-shifting work in fashion.
They reveal his inspirations, his attention to both youth culture and classical references, and attest 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.
Limited box-set edition consisting of four volumes, the “Hedi Slimane: Anthology of a Decade” will be released on March 1, 2011.