Hedi Slimane (born July 5, 1968) is a French photographer and fashion designer. From 2000 to 2007, he held the position of creative director for Dior Homme (the menswear line of Christian Dior). He is currently the creative director for Saint Laurent Paris.
Slimane was born to an Italian mother and a Tunisian father in 1968 in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. At 11, he discovered photography, received his first camera and learned black and white darkroom printing. At 16, without fashion in mind, Slimane started making his own clothes. He studied Art History at the École du Louvre and completed a tailor apprenticeship at a men's designer house. Early in his career, he visited the offices of Le Monde, as he wished to become a journalist and reporter...
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