Hedi Slimane is a French photographer and fashion designer. From 2000 to 2007, he held the position of creative director for Dior Homme (the menswear line of Christian Dior).
Today he is the artistic, creative and image director at Céline. He was brought in to expand the LVMH-owned label’s offering into menswear, couture and fragrance. The announcement in early 2018 took the fashion world by surprise.
From 2012 to 2016, he was the creative director for Yves Saint Laurent. He left the brand on March 31, 2016.
Hedi Slimane accomplished much during that time at Yves Saint Laurent, transforming the brand’s reputation as well as its financial fortunes.
Mr. Slimane also created a model of an all-powerful aesthetic mastermind that has since been adopted by Alessandro Michele at Gucci and has become the dream of many designers.
From this, whether good or bad, fashion has been infected by the contemporary disease of short-termism.