Deets: ‘‘Saint Laurent at the Palladium’’ will be presented during the week of the 58th Grammy music awards in Los Angeles.
Saint Laurent Fall 2016 women part 2 will still be presented in Paris on March 7, 2016.
The Hollywood Palladium is allegedly the oldest and largest concert venue in Hollywood. Frank Sinatra was the first performer on stage at the Hollywood palladium when it opened on October 30, 1940. Sinatra was succeeded by decades of iconic performances from artists including the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, Guns n’ Roses, Prince and many others.
‘‘Saint Laurent at the Palladium’’ is a tribute to the strong music scene in Los Angeles and is the second project of Hedi Slimane in Los Angeles after his exhibition ‘‘California Song’’, at LACMA in November 2011.
For almost a decade, Hedi Slimane has thoroughly documented, supported and championed the emerging California music scene.
Hedi Slimane has instigated the idea of California, his home since 2008, as a territory of design exploration for luxury brands, following his philosophy he installed his Saint Laurent studio in West Hollywood in 2012.
Creating a high fashion design studio in Los Angeles, just like Yves Saint Laurent did when he designed from Marrakech, was novel in 2012. Since then, the city has started to attract more and more high fashion projects.
2016 marks the 10 year anniversary of the ‘‘Hedi Slimane diary”. A photography blog that has mostly documented emerging music over the last decade; from London and the golden age of brit rock in the mid ‘00s to the birth of the LA surf sound generation in 2008.
The Hedi Slimane diary was a 2006 proto-form of what we have now in scrapbook style social media; an accumulation of intimate, narrative and documentary photographs. An interpretation of a written daily diary through photography.
The content from the Hedi Slimane diary was presented in numerous museum exhibitions around the world for the last 10 years (Berlin Kunst-Werke in 2004, New York ps1 in 2004, Musac Spain in 2008, Foam Museum in Amsterdam in 2007, LA Moca in 2011 and sonic in Paris in 2014).
The ‘‘Saint Laurent at the Palladium’’ video campaign is about the progression of Hedi Slimane’s diary into a new motion portraiture format. The ‘‘portrait video’’, a short video portraying a musician or an artist with a fast and energetic edit, almost chrono-photographic. The format is being introduced now with the Saint Laurent palladium project to mark the 10 year anniversary of Hedi Slimane’s diary.
Who You May Spot: Celebrities TBA
Hint For The Average Socialite: This event is strictly invite only.