HEDI SLIMANE MANIFESTS HIS HOBBY INTO FULL TIME

    The former Saint Laurent designer announces that he is turning to photography full time.

    Slimane has had one of the greatest influences on contemporary menswear, designing trend-shifting collections for Dior Homme (where he was creative director from 2000 to 2007) and later Saint Laurent (where he was from 2012 to 2016).

    Throughout his career as a designer, though, Slimane has had something of a creative mistress: photography. In addition to shooting all of his campaigns for Saint Laurent, he’s maintained a photographic blog Hedi Slimane Diary and staged several exhibitions of his work. Over the weekend, he has revealed that he is turning to photography full time.

    “It has always been a natural and defining part of my life, a personal, intimate process,” he says in a rare interview with The New York Times. “I am deeply attached to each of the characters I depict, and to my photography archive.”

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