los angeles: california song

the pacific design center in los angeles will be the place of hedi slimane's first solo exhibition on the u.s. west coast. called california song, the show opens fri - nov 11 [6pm-9pm] and showcases the former fashion designer's exploration - or perhaps we should say: obsession? - of urban youth culture and related artistic communities, through a series of installations of photographic essays, exhibitions, and publications. the popular cult figure that he is, slimane has been attributed the inventor of a new and powerful kind of visual language to represent youth and their culture, while also being the one to reinvent the rock documentary. you guessed it right, this show is a must-see when in town! location: 8687 melrose avenue [west hollywood]. © hedi slimane - portrait of a california boy [2010]