Hedi Slimane

Medium: Photography, Fashion Design, Art Direction

Why Kanye Should Work With Him: Hedi Slimane, former creative director of Dior Homme, current creative director of Saint Laurent Paris, and brilliant photographer, is already a friend of Kanye's, and the two have admitted to being fans of one another's work. He has an eye for what's classic in both art and fashion, creating iconic images and silhouettes that have earned him legendary status in his lifetime. While he doesn't collaborate with just anybody, we could see a dope visual project between him and Kanye. During a speech at the afterparty of his first fashion show in Paris, West name-dropped Slimane as a voice who guided him in the industry, saying, "The amount of people that tried to get me a celebrity f-ing deal. They said, 'You need to do boot-cut jeans, or you won't sell.' Shut the f-up ! Or Hedi Slimane in the motherf-ing Mercer, sitting with me, saying, 'Stop giving them your ideas, Kanye. Do your own thing.' Hedi Slimane! To feel so frustrated. And I thank anybody who came to this party, everybody who supported, everybody who believed, because people thought it was a joke, and maybe people still do, but I can only grow from this point." Kanye supports Hedi and vice versa, so what are they waiting for?

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