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Hedi Slimane Number One in Vanity Fair France’s “Most Influential” Ranking

TOP DOG: Hedi Slimane has landed the number one spot in the 2018 edition of Vanity Fair France’s annual “50 Most Influential French People in the World” ranking.
The creative director for Celine succeeds businessman Xavier Niel, the founder of telecommunications company Free, who spearheaded the ranking in 2017.
Slimane beat out footballer Kylian MBappé, ranked number three, French President Emmanuel Macron at number five, Rimowa chief executive officer Alexandre Arnault at number 12, singer Chris (formely Christine and the Queens) at number 14 and Balenciaga ceo Cédric Charbit at number 21.
Slimane, who is featured on the cover of the magazine’s December issue, gave a six-page interview to the publication’s fashion editor Virginie Mouzat, conducted via e-mail, in which he discussed his arrival at Celine, the brand’s first perfume launch and the introduction of men’s wear.
“I’ve never felt kinship to a strict and dissociated definition of genders,” said the designer, who presented Celine’s first men’s wear silhouettes alongside women’s wear looks at his debut show for the brand on Sept. 28.
“I defended for over 20 years, faced with total incomprehension, what today we call ‘fluidity.’ It wasn’t a demand, but something natural, something that seemed obvious, without any provocation,” he said.
“Today, at

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