Sunday, 10 January 2010

Heady heights of Hedi Slimane.

Hedi Slimane was never one to conceal the source of his creative flair: young, musically talented and conveniently skinny boys were regularly fronting his runway shows and campaigns adorned in his super slim sartorial, whilst he was captaining the mighty ship of Dior Homme.

In fact, it's probably fair to accredit him with the current love affair fashion is having with tussled, skinny, young, indie boys a la Burberry. So it is encouraging to know that with the explosion of success, his eyes never wandered onto bigger things, so to speak.

If you look here you will see Hedi Slimane's 'Oscar Improvisation 1', a captivating video of a young [very young, 16 year old] Danish ballet dancer: Oscar Nilsson, cavort across the screen whilst Danish musician Mathias Sarsgaard of 'Supershine', bashes the drums for him, adorned in a bear costume- of course.

Slimane remained faithful to his much adored use of chiaroscuro, giving the video a classic feeling, despite being cutting edge and riddled with double entendres.

However all irony aside, Oscar's improvisation is further evidence of Senor Slimane's generous pool of talent.

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