We speculated this news in our Headlines a few weeks ago but it seems it is now a reality. It has now been officially announced that Hedi Slimane will succeed Stefano Pilati at Yves Saint Laurent.
In a statement released by the YSL house today, Slimane is now joining the YSL house as its new creative director. Slimane will have “total creative responsibility for the brand image and all its collections,” while he continues his work in photography. “As one of the most important French fashion houses, Yves Saint Laurent today possesses formidable potential, which I am confident will be successfully harnessed and revealed through the vision of Hedi Slimane,” says François-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive officer of YSL parent PPR, of the designer.
Slimane left YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme 12 years ago to join Dior Homme.
– Taneisha Jordan