Hedi Slimane‘s recentish move from saviour of menswear to fulltime photographer wasn’t that surprising given his projects photographing rock royalty such as Mr Doherty and the teenage milieu surrrounding him. Whatever we may have lost (at least for now) in fashion design there’s no danger in us losing out on his perceptive vision.
His online ‘fashion diary‘ currently includes a stunning sequence of photographs for French Vogue, featuring details from his time spent inside the world of the late Yves Saint Laurent and partner Pierre Bergé. From Yve’s beloved French bulldogs to classic framed shots of his bespectacled self, this is an intimate glimpse into the private world of a fragile fashion legend. The rest of the site (of course) merits further exploring. Probably the most sublime diversion you can make online this lunchtime.
By Colin Chapman | January 20th, 2009