Well known photographer Terry Richardson has shot controversial singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey for The New York Times T Magazine with his signature style pivotal. Dressed in labels like Chanel, Christian Dior, Carven, Emporio Armani Underwear, Opening Ceremony, Diesel and Charlotte Olympia for Peter Som this makes for another compelling subject for Richardson.
In a 2003 conversation with then-Interview magazine editor Ingrid Sischy, French designer Hedi Slimane (born 1968) described his beginnings as a photographer: “I started taking pictures before I even began in fashion. I didn’t start with clothes until I was 16, but I had my first camera when I was 11. I’ve always taken pictures, almost like some people take notes or write down their thoughts.” As Hedi Slimane: Anthology of a Decade reveals, Slimane’s photographs, which traverse the music scene, the New York art scene, street fashion and haute couture, are as fresh as his groundbreaking work in fashion. Despite his rise to fame and popularity via his previous role at Dior Homme, photography was Hedi Slimane‘s initial creative outlet.A retrospective of Slimane’s work can be seen through his book titled Anthology of A Decade. With it comes a series of photographs from his days at YSL and Christian Dior and a visual progression of his changing and molding of the modern concept of men’s fashion.
Following the departure of Christian Dior designer John Galliano, the French fashion house has been patient trying to find a successor with the latest prospect being Marc Jacobs. According to WWD , Jacobs who is the creative director for Louis Vuitton as well as his own eponymous label is said to be in “very serious” talks with Dior. This could prove to be a new creative direction for the designer as his contract is up for renewal this year with LV. If Jacobs accepts, he is said to bringing long time business partner Robert Duffy on board as well.