Well, it was only a mater of time before I pissed someone off, I’m surprised it has taken this long. I just got an email from Hedi Slimane’s agent saying I had to remove the images, as it was a copyright infringement. Which in theory it is, despite them being credited, I didn’t get permission. However, they didn’t seem to have a problem with Fashion Gone Rogue printing it. So I guess they aren’t happy with what I said. Oops! You can see the images here, and read my commentary on them below. And by the way, the shoot still sucks.
My long-time readers will know that I am not a fan of Agyness Deyn. If there was ever a model that could be described as a one-trick-pony, she is that model. I am so glad we hardly see her on the catwalks anymore. I am also not a big fan of Hedi Slimane. I thought what he did for Dior Homme was great, but he only did that one look, and never evolved it. Plus his obsession with all those Camden indie boys became a bit…worryingly obsessive. I think he was stupid to walk out of Dior Homme, as his photography work is definitely not as good as his design. I think he only gets jobs because of his name (although most photographers are like that.) The rumours that he might replace John Galliano send shivers down my spine, surely this won’t happen…
Anyway, this shoot is a culmination of two predictable characters: Agyness Deyn, her stale haircut, her “surprised” expressions, and her “awkward” poses (at least she closed her mouth for most of the photos, which is unusual) and Hedi Slimane with his black and white “rock” imagery. BORING. I expected better from Vogue China.
See the shoot on Fashion Gone Rogue.