(born July 5, 1968 in Paris; ) is a French fashion designer
of Tunisian, Italian-Brazilian origins. He studied political sciences (CPGE Sciences-Po
), and Art History
at the École du Louvre
, and was also educated as a tailor. From 1992 to 1995 he worked for Jean-Jacques Picart
, notably on the centenary exhibition of Louis Vuitton
's "LV" monogram label.
appointed him as Collections and Art Director at the house of Yves Saint Laurent
in 1997, and they relaunched YSL Rive Gauche Homme. He left the house in 1999, and was invited to create his own label within the Gucci
Group. He was invited to join the Prada
Group to design for the Jil Sander
label. Instead, he chose to work at Christian Dior
, where he became the creative designer for men’s clothing, and designed the line of Dior Homme
in 2000. In 2002, the Council of Fashion Designers of America
named him the International Designer of the Year in New York. In 2003, he was appointed creative director for Christian Dior men's fragrances, including Eau Noire, Cologne Blanche, Bois d'Argent, Dior homme, and Dior Homme Intense. He also created the first skincare lines for Dior, the "Dermo" system.
In July 2007, Slimane left the house of Dior. In an attempt to convince him to stay, Dior's parent company, LVMH offered to finance Slimane's own signature line. Slimane rejected their offer in February 2008. He stated on his website... Read More