Hedi Slimane has been known to seek inspiration from the rock scene. Now, Boston-based indie rock group Keys to the Streets of Fear is returning the tribute with a song dedicated to the Dior Homme designer.
SLIMANE SONG: Hedi Slimane has been known to seek inspiration from the rock scene. Now, Boston-based indie rock group Keys to the Streets of Fear is returning the tribute with a song dedicated to the Dior Homme designer. “Hedi Slimane” is to be released as a 7-inch vinyl record on Aug. 5. The song features lyrics such as “I want pants like Hedi Slimane” and “I want jeans like Hedi Slimane” followed by the chorus “I want to ---- like Hedi Slimane.”
If that’s too risqué for U.S. radio stations, there’s always the French version, also on the record. “One of the main reasons we did the song in French and English is so that it could get played on the radio here, since no American DJ will figure out the French words,” said lead singer Pasquale Timore (wishful thinking).
Beyond entertainment, the group has fashion ambitions. To celebrate the song’s release, it has approached costume designer Robin Chalfin to rework 10 Antwerp Six outfits purchased at discount stores such as Century 21. Chalfin took apart the pieces and put them back together, adding materials like leather and silk. They will be exhibited at Stel’s boutique in Boston next month.
“Hedi Slimane is rock ’n’ roll,” Timore said. “He and Raf Simons are these little obsessions of ours. Our drummer is a former haberdasher and we are really into tailoring.”
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“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia