If you happen to find yourself in Dallas between the dates of July 31 and September 6, we already have an event that we think you should attend - The Light & Sie gallery (129 Leslie Street, 214.745.2255 - Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5pm) is hosting a group exhibition called Sehnsucht (translated loosely from German, you get "longing" or "aspiration") including photography from Vanessa Beecroft and Jeremy Kost (of RoidRage fame and Fashionista Fashion Week backstage coverage), alongside Hedi Slimane. The works are meant to investigate the notion of beauty in contemporary art, and how it's approached by artists working in a variety of mediums. We won't be in Dallas on July 31, but if you are, we urge you to go. And if you do, can you please ask Hedi about Dior Homme? Thanks.
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Confirmed: Hedi Slimane In at YSL
Finally there's one rumor we can stop worrying about. We received an official press release early today from YSL and PPR, confirming that Hedi Slimane is officially back at YSL: Yves Saint Laurent and PPR announce today the appointment of Hedi Slimane as Creative Director of the maison Yves Saint Laurent. Slimane will assume total creative responsibility for the brand image and all its collections. In parallel with this new position, he will continue to pursue his career in photography.
Hedi Slimane's First Collection for YSL Will Be Shown to Buyers Only
Looks like we'll have to wait even longer to see Hedi Slimane for Yves Saint Laurent in action: It's just been announced that the newly appointed Creative Director won't be hosting a runway presentation for his first collection at the iconic French house. While some designers have chosen to escalate the prominence and visibility of their mid-season resort collections with an over-the-top show (cough, Chanel), WWD reports that Slimane has chosen the more low-key route of presenting his YSL women's cruise and spring menswear to buyers only in late June or early July.
Pierre Bergé on Hedi Slimane: 'He’s a Member of the YSL Family'
Friday night, the Denver Art Museum held a black tie opening gala for their major fashion exhibition coup, Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective. I heard more than one Denverian (?) refer to this as Denver's biggest event since the Democratic National Convention. Indeed, hundreds of Denver’s elite showed up as well as the mayor, a few French ambassadors, and several chic French people and members of the Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent, including its founder, co-founder of the Yves Saint Laurent house and Saint Laurent's longtime partner, Pierre Bergé. It was clear that all of them were genuinely happy to be there and could not have been more pleased with the exhibit and its surprising new home. Berge, who, from a distance and by some accounts, seems like he could be a difficult man to please, said in a brief speech at the event, “Yves Saint Laurent would be very proud to be here.” Later that evening, we tracked him down inside the exhibit (the museum set aside a private seating area for him which he never used), where he told us he didn’t have a favorite part of the exhibit. “I like everything,” he said. “Of course for me what is important is the tuxedo [wall] because it is the first one and also the Mondrian dress because it is an iconic dress.” He had equally nice and enthusiastic things to say about Yves Saint Laurent’s brand new creative director, Hedi Slimane:
Confirmed: Kanye West Wrote 'I Am a God' About Hedi Slimane
When Kanye West's album Yeezus hit, there was one track in particular that stood out to us: "I Am a God" (and not just because of the "Hurry up with my damn croissants" line). We speculated that the song was written about fashion designer Hedi Slimane--and now we have confirmation from Yeezus himself.