HEDI SLIMANE

In 2018, Hedi Slimane became Celine's creative director.

By Frosina Dimova

Hedi Slimane is a former Dior Homme and former Saint Laurent (formerly Yves Saint Laurent) creative director.

Hedi Slimane was born in 1968 in Paris, France. Graduated from Grande école, one of the most prestigious French schools in the world, with a high degree of difficulty in admission. After that, majored in art history at the Louvre Academy.

He started making clothes by himself as a teenager, but he has not received formal education. From 1992 to 1994, he joined Jose Levy and worked as a fashion director, and from 1994 to 1997 he was an assistant under Jean Jacques Piccard.

In 1997, Hedi Slimane, who was almost unknown at the time, was appointed as the artistic director of "Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Homme". Over the next three years, he will rejuvenate Yves Saint Laurent's men's line. Since 1998, he also worked on the jeans line "Saint Laurent". He left Yves Saint Laurent in 2000 in Gucci's acquisition of Yves Saint Laurent.

Two seasons later, he became the creative director of "Dior Homme" from 2001-2002 A/W. April 2002 Selected as "Designer of the Year" by CFDA. July 2003 3 year contract extension. He is also the creative director of men's fragrance.

*Dior Homme is a newly launched brand. It will be inherited by Christian Dior's men's line, the previous brand, Dior Monsieur's chief designer Patrick Lavois.

Dior Homme's designer term expires in 2007 A/W. The successor designer is Kris Van Assche.

There are various speculations that Hedi Slimane didn't continue to be a Dior Homme designer because he wanted to launch his own brand and couldn't come to terms with financial contract issues. Not known. Since then, he has been active as a photographer.

In 2012, Hedi Slimane became the creative director of Yves Saint Laurent. Oversees both men's and women's. The first collection was presented by the 2013 S/S collection.

In March 2016, he retired as the creative director of Saint Laurent. The 2016 Fall/Winter collection is the last season.

In 2018, Hedi Slimane became Celine's creative director.

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