Last Thursday, New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn hinted at a connection between the MisShapes' slender frames and bowl-shape haircuts and Hedi Slimane's Dior Homme models in his July runway show.
Hedi Slimane was quick to deny any Misshapes inspiration. He writes to WWD "There must be some conflict of interest I am not aware of," Slimane stated. "I would gladly own up to being inspired by something if it were the truth, but Ms. Horyn's reporting seems not to be based on fact and it makes me question what's behind it."
Horyn said, after reading the fax: "I don't know all of Hedi's inspirations for his July men's show, but it is apparent that there is a similarity between the style of the two men in MisShapes and the models in the show. Certainly, the hair."