After nearly a year of rumors, LVMH announced that Hedi Slimane is leaving Dior and his old apprentice and assistant, Kris Van Assche will take over the role as creative director. Negotiations of Slimane’s contract over money and creative control came to an impasse. This is too bad - I was loving the stuff he did at Dior Homme. As the New Yorker article said: “Men’s fashion in Paris was moribund, but then Hedi Slimane came along“. Slick and skinny would be the best short description of his style and even if frankly, just come to be able to look at - and afford - those clothes recently, the style is truly great: something that make you feel at the same time elegant, stylish and quite rebellious/different. The essence of luxury?
Published April 2nd, 2007