Recommended Reading: Hedi Slimane Speaks

Hedi Slimane Interview Yahoo Style
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Wait a moment, exactly why is our RSS Feed overflowing? Hedi Slimane has given an interview, apparently that news alone is enough to throw American fashion websites into a tizzy. Dirk Standen (formerly of Style.com) had the great honor of interviewing Saint Laurent’s controversial yet celebrated designer, for Yahoo Style. His new portrait pictures looks incredibly fresh and we’re treated to an additional childhood snapshot. Contrary to his well documented media shyness, the Frenchman is very loquacious in the interview. He explains how he’s managed to double (!) the house’s income since he began working for Saint Laurent three and a half years ago, speaks about important influencers (his mother, Yves and Pierre Berge), homophobia, and his love for the city his studio is located in: Los Angeles. Why now?, some might wonder. Well, beginning with next season the label has chosen to dedicate itself to Haute Couture and has moved into a new HQ—which is why a little communication strategy is a must. We heartily welcome this.

translation: LIV FLEISCHHACKER