Anthology of a Decade, France.
Photographs by Hedi Slimane. Edited by Lionel Bovier.
224 pp., 309 black & white illustrations, 9¼x11½".
This volume collects black-and-white photographs taken in France between 2000 and 2009, including photographs taken at White Stripes, Babyshambles, Franz Ferdinand, Beck and David Bowie gigs, as well as still lifes and portraits of Gus Van Sant, Courtney Love, Pete Doherty and models from casting sessions during Slimane’s tenures at Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. Of this volume, Douglas Brundage of the blog Hypebeast writes, “For the Francophile fashion-freak, FR is where one can find the majority of Hedi’s haute couture work with Yves Saint Laurent and Dior as well as the requisite documentation of his historical launch of Dior Homme into the fashion stratosphere. Infused with Slimane’s trademark androgynous, glamorous and sleek sex-fueled aesthetic, Anthology of a Decade is revelatory as a testament to the talents of one of the greatest designers, photographers and art directors of the last ten years.”