paris: hedi slimane - sonic

© hedi slimane - lou reed

it's no secret hedi slimane is obsessed by contemporary culture's edgier side. over the years the french designer has garnered a cult following with his distinct fashion aesthetic, but not exclusively. photography is an important sidekick of his, and he has been masterfully documenting heroic rock icons for many years. opening thu - sep 18 at fondation pierre bergé - yves saint laurent in paris is hedi slimane - sonic, an elaborate photo exhibition which presents a selection of slimane's studio portraits from 15 years of musical archives. mind you, some of the black + white prints will be exhibited for the very first time here, and it'll include portraits from lou reed to brian wilson, and from amy winehouse to keith richards. the presentation will be completed with a video installation, juxtaposing the happening musical cycles of london ([2003-2007] and california [2007-2014] in a documentary style, painting an alternative portrait of two generations of performers and their fanbase. location: fondation pierre bergé - yves saint laurent, 5 avenue marceau [champs-élysées].

© hedi slimane - amy winehouse and brian wilson