Hedi Slimane Creates Poster for Early Aughts Rock Documentary, Meet Me in the Bathroom

The designer and photographer has gone into his personal archives for the creation of a poster for the documentary that follows the revival of rock music in the early 2000’s

The ever-expansive creative Hedi Slimane has gone back into his photography archives to create a limited edition poster for the release of documentary, Meet Me in the Bathroom, a film that uncovers the reincarnation of rock music between 2001 and 2011. The documentary is directed by Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern, based on the oral history written by author and music journalist Lizzy Goodman in 2017. Meet Me in the Bathroom follows the rise of iconic bands like The Moldy Peaches, The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and LCD Soundsystem in dive bars against the backdrop of the Lower East Side in the early 2000s. 

Hedi Slimane’s poster for ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’

Slimane has been tapped to create a poster for the film’s release in New York and Los Angeles, going into his archives and using photographs that align with the gritty rock and roll early aughts scene. In addition to his prowess in the fashion world, Slimane has made a name for himself as a photographer, with his work displayed on his digital platform, Hedi Slimane Diary. The poster itself is a collage of photographic artifacts from the noughties, featuring party streamers, a torn-up American flag, and behind-the-scenes imagery of the bands who shaped the sound of the decade.

Photo by Hedi Slimane

The photographer and designer was a nexus for this movement, always present in the downtown scene and reflecting this romantic idea of the rockstar on the runway in his time as the creative director of Dior Homme from 2000 to 2007. Slimane cultivated a symbiotic relationship between his work at Dior with the fashion scene of the youth in the rock movement, bringing skin-hugging jeans and beat-up leather jackets into vogue whilst simultaneously dressing the scene itself from The Strokes to The Killers. The rise of underground musicians has been a consistent well of inspiration for the designer, who continues to reference trailblazing musicians and youth culture in his current role as the creative director at Celine.

Photo by Hedi Slimane
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