In my opinion, this French Fashion Designer has, more than any other, managed to leave his print on the fashion world during the last 15 years. After having studied political sciences and Art History, he reorientated himself towards the fashion.
As he turned 29, he was appointed as Collections and art Director at YSL: he fast succeeded in relaunching the YSL Rive Gauche Homme. Only three years later, in 2000, he became the creative designer of men’s clothes at Christian Dior and gave a new impetus to Dior Homme. In my mind, one of his best collections was the ones in 2006. At that time, he managed with verve to put together his appeal for the indie-rock style, remember that he is a good friend of the controversial rocker Pete Doherty, and the necessity to maintain the classic elegance of Dior. The lanky silhouettes of his suits were just amazing. Though the success of his collections was dazzling, he decided to leave the house of Dior.
He even refused the offer of LVMH to finance him to found his own signature line. What he has always held dear is his creative freedom. One of his current major activities is photography and this is the topic of this post.
In 2004, he began with the publication of the book entitled “Stage”, a collection of his Rock musician photography. But now, I would like you to spend 10 minutes giving a look and admiring his black-and-white photographic work as he was travelling across the US. Enjoy at http://www.hedislimane.com/diary/. You will find my favorite pictures enclosed.