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Hedi Slimane: the Main Facts From the Life of the Fashion Guru


Hedi Slimane`s name is familiar to any person who is fond of fashion trends of modern times. Most recently, on July 5, he celebrated his 49th birthday. We will talk about the main facts from the biography of this unique creator.

Stages of the Big Way

The future rock star of the fashion world was born in Paris in an international family: the mother of the future creative director Saint Laurent was Italian, and the dad was Tunisian. Hedi's parents owned a tailoring company, which, perhaps, predetermined one of the main passions in the life of Sliman.

Despite all the prerequisites for work as a designer, after school, Slimane went to study at the preparatory courses of the Institute for Political Studies, and afterwards - to the Louvre School, where he studied the history of the arts, while mastering the applied profession of a cutter.

A voucher to the world of fashion  was provided with an acquaintance with LVMH consultant Jean-Jacques Picard, who attracted a future designer to work on an exhibition dedicated to the centennial of the Louis Vuitton monogram in the early 1990s. However, his loud design debut took place a few years later - in 1996, when a close friend of Picard - Pierre Berge - invited Hedi to become the creative director of the Yves Saint Laurent  male line. The last work of Slimane for the fashion house in this position was the autumn-winter 2000 collection of Black Tie, in which the first androgyne silhouette, with which the name of the designer has been associated for almost two decades, was first found.

Immediately after leaving, Slimane was asked to lead the brand Jil Sander. However, he declined this offer, preferring to work on the male line of the Dior House. A well-known fact - Karl Lagerfeld in his interviews repeatedly admitted that he was forced to lose weight by more than 40 kilograms in the early 2000s, in order to look better in the costumes created by Slimane. The period from 2000 to 2007 - it is the era of the absolute triumph of the designer in the world of men's fashion. The cultivated ultra-thin silhouette was popularized by former indie rockers who were at the peak of their fame: The Libertines, The Kills, The Strokes and Franz Ferdinand. For the same years falls the golden age of hipster lifestyle with a characteristic skinny-image.

The era of Slimane in Dior Homme was completed in July 2007, when the designer decided not to renew the contract with the brand and for a while left the fashion world, having devoted all his time to photography.

Sensational designer's comeback happened in 2012, when Slimane was replaced by Stefano Pilati at the helm of Yves Saint Laurent. The designer from the first season turned the stylistics of brand shows upside down, proclaiming the main ideology of the House of Grunge and gender neutral and cutting off the name of its founder from the brand name.

Despite the ambiguous reviews of critics about the first collection of Slimane for Saint Laurent, the brand's sales have skyrocketed, and the House shows have become one of the most anticipated at the Paris Fashion Week.

The swan song of the designer in this post was the autumn-winter collection of 2016, presented in a chamber atmosphere. Almost immediately after the show, it became known about the resignation of Slimane and his replacement by Anthony Vaccarrello. This news was followed by a loud scandal - the designer sued the former employer - the company Kering, owning Saint Laurent and a number of other luxury brands - because of the incorrectly executed labor contract. And, that a rarity in such cases, he won a trial , earning 13 million euros in compensation.

Now Slimane is in the shadow of the world of fashion and meets his 49th birthday, devoting himself to the second passion - photography. Thanks to our friends from YourBrides for providing this article.

Constanze Saemann by Ryan Brabazon for Vogue Ukraine June 2017


Model Constanze Saemann takes a trip to a lake in the woods for the June 2017 issue of Vogue Ukraine. Photographed by Ryan Brabazon, Constanze is outfitted in designs by Alexander Wang. Wearing oversized denim, slouchy shirts and sheer panel dresses, Constanze transforms into a wistful beauty.

Outfit Inspiration: Lace-Up

Outfit Inspiration: Lace-Up

Slip into this season's loosely laced-up pieces to breathe fresh life into knitwear, skirts, accessories and more. With corset-inspired criss-cross lace-up, these simple designs have been given a new twist with eyelet holes, oversized laces and unfussy, almost slouchy styling. The simple white blouse has been made new with an open lace-up front.

Chunky over-sized sweaters have been reinvented with athletic-inspired running up their fronts. The new gladiator sandal utilizes lazer cut-outs and suede lace finishes. Take a blouse with lace-up detail and you can craft summer outfits with jeans, or pair your vintage shirts with a corset-style mini-skirt to give them a trend-driven update. The choice is yours. Below is some outfit inspiration to get you started.

The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

Fashion is once again in love with the 1970s, and it's an obsession that never seems to end. Just look to the current collections of Chloe or Saint Laurent to see how this era still strongly influences the clothes that are currently en vogue. With that in mind, here is a look back at the style icons that are surely inspiring designers. These are people who are memorable not just for what they achieved but also for their exceptional, and exceptionally individual, style.

The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

German model turned singer Nico, best known for lending her vocals to the Velvet Underground and being friends with artist Andy Warhol, had a dark beatnik-inspired look, including pieces such as a simple black roll neck sweater, a houndstooth skirt, and some black kohl eyeliner to frame her memorable gaze.

The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

Diane Keaton's tomboy style was like no other. Mixing classic shirts with tailored trousers, ties, waistcoats, and knits, Keaton's layered and effortless look was timeless and completely unparalleled.

The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

Diana Ross's style was all about full-on sophistication, but that didn't stop her from experimenting with bold stripes, suits, and an array of intricately designed sequined and heavily embellished dresses—and let's not forget her signature hair.

The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

Blondie's Debbie Harry mixed elements of glam and punk rock to create her style, clashing neon pieces with leather biker jackets and feminising the look with striking makeup, her platinum blonde locks, and figure-flaunting jumpsuits. Harry's inventive and often improvised style remains singular to her.

The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

The granddaughter of Ernest, Margaux Hemingway held supermodel status in the '70s and was known for her thick brows and sun-kissed complexion. Her casual style was a mixture of oversized, comfortable pieces while at night, she went ultra-glam in off-the-shoulder dresses and swept-back hair.

The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

Bianca Jagger fearlessly did things differently, creating an original wardrobe that stood out during the '70s era. From playing with androgynous suits to rocking capes, fur, and feathers, Jagger experimented with her look in an empowering and memorable way.

The Most Uniquely Dressed Style Icons from the ’70s

British icon Jane Birkin has a Hermes bag named after her for a good reason. Known for her micro mini-dresses, classic white shirts, flares, and of course, her straw basket bag, Birkin's fashion sense still looks just as fashion-forward today.

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