Tom Rasmussen has written a nice look-back at Hedi Slimane’s time at Yves Saint Laurent for DAZED. He begins his piece:
This morning, news broke that Hedi Slimane has stepped down as creative director at Saint Laurent after three and a half years in the position – a time which saw him transform the house beyond all recognition. It’s not the first time he’s defined a look that has a ripple effect far beyond the catwalk; he’s credited with ushering in a new age of masculinity during his 2000-2007 tenure at Dior Homme – something embodied by his slim-hipped, young and androgynous street-cast models. Despite the controversy that sometimes surrounded his work at the house, his time at the helm has been an exciting one to watch unfold. So, in light of his just-announced departure, we take a look back at ten of his defining moments as the creative director of the iconic house.