News__ Hedi Slimane X Grimes
Hedi Slimane is at the helm of a complete overhaul of Yves Saint Laurent. Now Saint Laurent Paris is set to lead a fashion revolution, according to Slimane's aspirations, that will catapult the brand into the same ballpark as Chanel and Dior. With plans to open 15 new stores around the world, move back into Couture, release a new identity in RTW collections and rework classic pieces, its a wonder SLP's new Creative Director ever has time to pick up a camera anymore.
But this week photos of Claire Boucher a.k.a. Grimes surfaced on his blog, and it appears as though a budding friendship is growing between the creative director and musician. This is the second time the two have worked together, Slimane shot Boucher for the cover of Dazed and Confused's April issue. Clad in metal nameplates, flatbrim hats and dirty fingernails, we wonder if the street aesthetic of the shoot says anything about the new direction he will take the iconic fashion house. If anything, it's refreshing to see a label with the high fashion reputation Saint Laurent has, investing in young artists as talented and off-kilter as Grimes. Keep it coming.
See the full series of Hedi Slimane's latest photos of Grimes below.