And, on Wednesday night, Hedi Slimane lifted the curtain on his solo exhibition at the Almine Rech Gallery in Paris. Titled “Perfect Stranger,” the show includes photos of young rock fans, a source of inspiration for Slimane since his Dior Homme days.
HOMECOMING OF SORTS: After years of absence, Prada will again attend the Pitti Uomo men’s wear exhibition. But don’t expect to see the entire Prada men’s collection on the runway. In true Prada style, the fashion house will present only a new sneaker with its staple red band, designed in different materials, at Pitti Uomo, which runs Jan. 9 to 12.
TIME TO DIAL: Watch brands are the latest branch of luxury leaguers courting the cellular phone market. Tag Heuer, the LVMH-owned Swiss timepiece maker, has inked a license deal with ModeLabs Group, a Paris-based customized cell phone specialist, for the production and distribution of its first cell phone, to be released in the second quarter of next year.