Saturday, October 3, 2009

Журнал ОК, №40, 1 октября

Hedi Slimane

'Saint Cyr'

Hedi Slimane (born July 5, 1968 in Paris) is a Tunisian-French fashion designer of Tunisian and Italian-Brazilian origins[1]. He studied political sciences (hypokhâgne prépa Sciences-Po), and Art History at the École du Louvre, and was also educated as a tailor. From 1992 to 1995 he worked for Jean-Jacques Picart[citation needed], notably on the centenary exhibition of Louis Vuitton's "LV" monogramme label.In addition to his work as a fashion designer, he has been involved in various other projects, including becoming editor-in-chief of Libération and designing album covers for artists such as Phoenix. In 2004, he published Stage, the first book ever published on the new rock scene, a collection of his Rock photography. Slimane has published several other books of his photography and has contributed writing and photography to many style and fashion magazines including Vanity Fair. Slimane has many connections to the British indie-rock scene, notably his close friendship with controversial Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty, or Amy Winehouse[citation needed]. In 2004 German documentary-makers Christina Trebbi and Gero Von Boehm made a documentary about Slimane, entitled Hedi Slimane, ma vie ("Hedi Slimane, my life").
Slimane is widely known to discover young and thin models for his fashion shows, and have recruited models in the streets of London, New York, and Berlin who fit within his criteria. Isaac Ferry, the son of rocker Bryan Ferry, made his catwalk debut at one of Slimane's shows when he was 16 years old, among many young rock stars. He has started a large amount of careers in the model industry.[citation needed]
Slimane interest for indie rock started a whole movement in fashion. His silhouette and attitude have been adopted widely on a street level. He also started a few British bands, among them Eight legs, and These New Puritans.