>> Hedi Slimane has been plenty coy about his whereabouts and doings since he left Dior Homme in July 2007, but there's been one constant: his photography. Until now, he's been working for Vogue Paris, V, and such without representation, but now, confirming last month's rumors, he's been exclusively signed by IMG-owned management agency Art + Commerce.
Such a move indicates that Hedi is moving full-steam ahead with his photography, leaving his designing to be a thing of the past, since Art + Commerce represents photographers, hairstylists, makeup artists, stylists, illustrators, even art directors — but not designers. Or maybe he's just doing things the Tom Ford way — leaving design on bad terms for another career, only to come back a few years later with his own successful label. Regardless, what a coup for Art + Commerce — I guess this could have been one of those options he has been so surreptitiously considering.