I belong to the small group of people (a minority of course) that think Hedi Slimane’s a much better photographer that a fashion designer.That said,i cannot but visit the ‘Sonic’ exhibition in Paris.As properly described by Pierre Groppo ,” Fashion and music are the two central pillars underpinning Hedi Slimane’s creativity, that he has been exploring since the mid-1990s. Saint Laurent’s design and image director has been painstakingly documenting his ongoing voyage of musical discovery in black and white, to produce a body of work that he shares regularly on his various digital journals, accessible viawww. hedislimane.com. This extensive body of work is now coming to the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, with Sonic, an exhibition that brings together portraits of musical heros including Lou Reed, Amy Winehouse and Brian Wilson with a video installation retracing the London and California periods of an artist whose sensitive eye settles comfortably on several different generations.”We couldn’t have summoned it better.
(Hedi Slimane: Sonic, at Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent,
3 rue Léonce Reynaud 75116 Paris, from September 18.