Esquire wishes to make public that the Essay No 6, published in the Autumn/Winter '14 edition of The Big Black Book, released on 16 September 2014 and titled "Full Circle — The Music of Life", was a fictional work, collated from an interview with Hedi Slimane from 2011. It was not written at all by Mr Slimane and in no way reflects his views or thoughts. The well-known photographer and designer Hedi Slimane was not associated in any way, directly or indirectly, with this essay or with Esquire. We sincerely regret if some readers might have been confused about this, and we respectfully apologise for the harm caused to Hedi Slimane and to the house of Yves Saint Laurent, of which he is the creative and image director.
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