Hedi Slimane is known for his influential role as the Creative Director for the luxury brand, Yves Saint Laurent, but his success goes well beyond the fashion world. This month, Hedi will become the first designer to showcase at the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, with an exhibition spanning 15 years of his unretouched black-and-white photography.
"Sonic" is a series of portraits documenting rock n roll from behind the scenes, where he captured legends like Lou Reed and Amy Winehouse on film. His exploration of the juxtaposing musical cycles in London from 2003-2007 and in California from 2007- 2014, will also be presented in a video installation.
Slimane's love for music imagery came from Bowie's David Live record, which he was gifted during his teens. In 2000, as the Creative Director of Menswear for Christian Dior, Slimane initiated a rock revival through his new skinny silhouettes, favored by musicians like The Kills, Mick Jagger and Franz Ferdinand.