Saturday, March 25, 2006 03/29/06-Eating and Fashion

In today's excerpt, internationally renowned fashion designer, Hedi Slimane, who has revolutionized men's fashion during his tenure at Dior, eats:

"It matters what Slimane looks like, because he is, in a way, his own best model...Because he's so thin and others would like to be, his eating habits are a subject of curiosity. He says that he eats baby food, and some stories have suggested that he hardly eats at all. But the fashion designer who can do without food is a mythical beast, like the business executive who never sleeps. (Slimane's friend and mentor Karl Lagerfeld supposedly survives on Pepsi Max, and has said that the reason he lost eighty pounds, not long ago, was to fit into clothes designed by Slimane.) 'Hedi eats loads,' (his friend) Street-Porter told me."

Nick Paumgarten, 'Pretty Things', The New Yorker Magazine, March 20, 2006, p. 126


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