Hedi Slimane hints at fashion comeback
Hedi Slimane hasn’t ruled out a return to fashion.
The French photographer and designer has held some of fashion’s most prestigious posts in the past, including seven years as creative director of Dior Homme followed by heading up Yves Saint Laurent between 2012 and 2016.
Since entering the world of fashion in the early ‘90s he’s also garnered an impressive list of A-list clientele, including Madonna, Nicole Kidman and the late David Bowie, who he dressed for his tours.
While he’s yet to pursue another style job, Slimane has now hinted he may one day make a comeback to the industry.
“Going back to design will always be an option, as long as I stay loyal to my principles, and keep protecting the integrity of my work,” he told Vogue Italia.
There were rumours Slimane would join Chanel after his YSL departure, but the fashion house denied these reports and the style expert has instead decided to focus on his art and photography.
The latter was the main topic of conversation during the interview, with the fashion publication showcasing some of his impressive snaps, including a close up of rock star Iggy Pop.
But he didn’t always have such an artistic eye, and the designer revealed his unlikely early career dream during his chat with Vogue Italia editor at large Luke Leitch.
“Very early on, probably at age 13, I had this fantasy of working for Le Monde, the French national newspaper as a reporter,” Slimane admitted.