Hedi Slimane, creative director of the French fashion house Celine, chose him Bob Dylan as the protagonist of the brand’s advertising campaign.

The folk-rock legend was photographed at his home in California by Slimane himself as part of the ‘Portrait of a Performer’ series. In the black and white images, Bob Dylan is seen holding guitars from his collection, an acoustic and an electric Gibson while wearing creations by the French fashion house, a black leather jacket, jeans and aviator glasses with dark lenses.

The 81-year-old musician has made music history throughout his career, winning 10 Grammy Awards, six Grammy Hall of Fame inductions, the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Since the beginning of his career in the early 1960s, Bob Dylan has sold over 125 million records and released some of the greatest and most popular songs of all time.

In recent years, his work as a writer and visual artist has further cemented his popularity and acclaim. His most recent book ‘Philosophy Of Modern Song’ debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list upon its release in November and remains firmly there.

With a distinguished, long career in photography that began in 2000, Slimane has also photographed musical icons such as Keith Richards, Lou Reed and the late Amy Winehouse.

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