How Much Do You Know About Hedi Slimane And Raf Simons?

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How Much Do You Know About Hedi Slimane And Raf Simons?

How much do you know about Hedi Slimane and Raf Simons? These two amazing talents have been recognized to be rivals by many but their creativity till date is unmatched as they have been able to hold creative positions in significant designer labels. See what else you know about them through this interesting quiz about their memorable moments in the fashion world.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Both Raf Simons and Hedi Slimane have the same age, with 6 months difference. Simons is a Capricorn and Slimane, Cancer. Their age is:
    • A. 

      40 years old

    • B. 

      42 years old

    • C. 

      44 years old

  • 2. 
    Raf Simons started his career as a furniture designer and worked as a curator for private art collectors. While Slimane concentrated primarily on photography after he quit his job at Dior Homme. The same direction took the German designer Helmut Lang, who after 28 years in fashion decided to pursue a career as a visual artist. Which of them said the following sentence: “I never feel I am a fashion designer. I have even found it problematic that the world defines me as a fashion designer. To me it's more like, ‘Yes, it is what I do now’, but it's far from my only interest, and I could see myself doing so many other things than fashion”.
    • A. 

      Raf Simons

    • B. 

      Hedi Slimane

    • C. 

      Helmut Lang

  • 3. 
    Which person said the following: “I suddenly wanted to dress differently, to wear clothes designed by Hedi Slimane. But these fashions, modeled by very, very slim boys required me to lose at least 40 kg”?
    • A. 

      Boy George

    • B. 

      Karl Lagerfeld

    • C. 

      Marc Jacobs

  • 4. 
    Raf Simons often says that the first fashion show he watched in his life made him decide to become a fashion designer too. The fashion show in question was of which designer?
    • A. 

      Martin Margiela

    • B. 

      Comme des Garçons

    • C. 

      Yohji Yamamoto

  • 5. 
    Raf Simons and Hedi Slimane met for the first time in 2000. During this encounter they had the idea to:
    • A. 

      Start a new brand together

    • B. 

      Do a “fashion strike” and stop designing for better working conditions

    • C. 

      Go to a David Bowie concert together

  • 6. 
    Both designers are fond of rock bands and both use music as an important element of their runway shows. Slimane commissioned original soundtracks for his presentations at Dior Homme to bands like Phoenix, Razorlight and The Rakes, while Simons is more diverse in his selection, using songs from bands like Placebo and even Vangelis. However there is a specific song that Raf Simons constantly uses on the soundtracks of his shows. Which one is it?
    • A. 

      “Autobahn”, Kraftwerk

    • B. 

      “Space Oddity”, David Bowie

    • C. 

      “Tonight, Tonight”, Smashing Pumpkins

  • 7. 
    Both Raf Simons and Hedi Slimane have huge tasks in their new jobs and they might feel creatively challenged. But when it comes to a vision about the future of fashion, which of them said the optimistic sentence: “The future has to be bright. It is the nature of fashion to evolve, only this time it might evolve more than ever, with seat belts optional”.
    • A. 

      Raf Simons

    • B. 

      Hedi Slimane