Hedi Slimane became a household name in the fashion world as the Creative Director of
On what photography offers that fashion does not:
“I am equally fond of fashion, however it is a different process, more analytic, drawn by the semiotic of fashion and individuality, the sense of personal style rather than fashion (design) standards. I guess I grew up in clubs from age 15 (La Piscine, Le Palace, Les Bains in Paris, etc.), and concerts and night life defined fashion for me.”
On his motivation for “New York Diary”:
“I came to New York the first time in 1989. Manhattan was like nowhere else: artistically vibrant, unapologetically radical. I loved the spirit of it, the freedom and gritty flamboyance of the streets and clubs of New York, the sense of uniqueness. Emerging musicians and artists, the Lemon Twigs for instance, do belong to this community, something like an “electric heritage.””
Read the full interview here.