Fashion designer and photographer who served as the creative director of Dior and Saint Laurent. He was known for encouraging the skinny look in his fashion.
He first took an interest in photography at age 11. He studied at the École du Louvre, where he completed a tailor apprenticeship.
He was born in the 19th arrondissement of Paris to an Italian mother and a Tunisian father.
Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfield dropped more than 90 pounds over the course of a year to adopt Slimane's slim silhouette.