….A private presentation at 24, rue de l’Université. The hotel Sénecterr was chosen to be the new couture house by Hedi Slimane in January 2013. Hedi restored the XVII century mansion and garden over a period of a year and a half. « la collection de Paris » is the first Hedi Slimane presentation within the new couture house In Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The private presentation is taking place in various salons of the couture house : a floor beneath the house’s ateliers, le salon d’honneur, le grand et petit salon de couture, le grand escalier, le salon de musique.
There was be no music for this presentation, simply the souvenir of Yves’ tradition of haute couture numbering. Bénédicte de Ginestous was announcing the numbers as she did for Yves’ couture shows between 1977 and 2002.
« La collection de Paris » has been made at the Yves Saint Laurent reinstated couture ateliers in Paris and angers and is composed of 42 looks. Following Hedi’s ongoing emerging young artists project he started in 1996, Hedi would like to thank New York based painter Alexander Muret for his “lessons in dance school 2″ painting. The Hedi Slimane girls wear the classic “paris” pumps and Hedi’s new “love” bag.
Hedi makes reference to his classic editorial photographic style of slicked back hair and red lips. Hair by Didier Malige / make up by Aaron de Mey « La collection de Paris » is dedicated to Hedi’s studio and couture ateliers.