With Hedi Slimane’s tenure at Saint Laurent Paris coming to a close, it’s easy to look back on the designer’s legacy through rose-colored glasses, but there’s no denying his impact on the modern day fashion industry. Furthering the iconic look he fostered as the creative director of Dior Homme, Slimane’s hyper skinny and rock’n’roll inspired fashion has served as one of menswear’s most popular uniforms for nearly two decades. His recent impact has been so pronounced, in fact, that the Harvard Business Review recently declared Slimane “the Steve Jobs of fashion.” As Saint Laurent Paris transitions to new leadership under Anthony Vaccarello, formerly of Versus Versace, Slimane’s signature designs will no doubt become more collectible than ever.

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