2011 is announced as the definite breakthrough of hedi slimane as a photographer. with 2 simultaneous exhibitions, one at almine reich paris & another at almine rech brussels, and the launch of his new book “anthology of a decade” it will be difficult to go unnoticed. the paris gallery will show ‘california dreamin: myths & legends of los angeles’ which is a show curated by slimane, full of la finest artists. in brussels, alime reich will show new work of slimane titled ‘fragments americana’. finally, the book – edited by ringier who also published slimane’s 2008 rock diary – will contain 175 pictures and be an exclusive insight in the inspiration of slimane on which he created his so successful androgynous/rock ‘n roll style at ysl & dior.