The cantor of the revolution in men's fashion of the 2000s became the new creative and brand image director.
While the Paris Fashion Week is in full swing, the creative directors transfers never ceases to animate the conversation to the forefront of fashion.
Hedi Slimane, former artistic director at Dior Homme, finally takes the creative direction and image of Yves Saint Laurent.
At 43, this designer discrete brain succeeds Italy's Stefano Pilati, whose contract was not renewed. Born from a Tunisian father and an Italian mother, Hedi Slimane is considered to be one of the most talented designers and photographer of his generation.
(After studying literature, he embraced a career in fashion.)
He already received the consecration between 2000 to 2007. At this time, Hedi Slimane was in control of the artistic creation at Dior Homme.
His collections was made with an unprecedented accuracy.
Its slim suits, skinny ties and the "Men in Black" looks seduced the whole fashion world. In a few pencil strokes, Hedi Slimane sets the tone for the entire profession and influenced men's fashion of that time.
Its looks were largely copied by all brands of ready-to-wear world.
Quickly, the chic silhouettes and graphics are very rock and fly. Reduced jackets, and "skinny" suit pants. Even the intractable Karl Lagerfeld had dieted to hell for them to slip in the models near the body of Hedi Slimane.
His creations have been emulated and pointed well beyond the personal guard of the Kaiser of fashion... to follow