London- Birth Of A Cult by Hedi Slimane 
Paperback in Cardboard Box; 208 pages
3.3 pounds; 9.25 x 1 x 12.25 inches
Over the past year Pete Doherty's life has epitomised the trajectory of a true rock În roll legend. Following a fraught departure from The Libertines, he has been vilified and cast as a scapegoat for conservative political posturing. A feeding frenzy of press coverage was precipitated by his dating Kate Moss, charges of robbery, blackmail, and carrying a knife, jail time, rehab, and admissions that he had been a prostitute and drug dealer. All of this overwhelms the most interesting aspect of the 26 year old musician's life--in a business dominated by manufactured mediocre talents, he is a true original, a charismatic frontman, songwriter, and performer. The past two years of Doherty's life are captured here in photographs taken by Dior Homme fashion designer Hedi Slimane. Doherty's current band, Baby-shambles, will release a new album in Summer 2005.