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Hedi Slimane, Yves Saint Laurent’s new Creative Director

Posted on 19th March 2012 | Designers

After weeks of rumors, YSL has finally made their announcement: Hedi Slimane will replace Stefano Pilati as the Creative Director at Yves Saint Laurent.

It was recently announced that talented designer Hedi Slimane will be taking over the Creative Director position at Yves Saint Laurent. The French Fashion House, which has been headed by Stefano Pilati since 2004, made an official statement of Slimane’s return to the brand after two long weeks of speculations. During Paris Fashion Week, Pilati presented his last collection for YSL; whish was received with a long and respectful applause from the front row crowd.

This is actually Slimane’s second go in the YSL family. In 1996, he was the director of the men’s ready-to-wear line. After the debut of his successful “Black Tie” collection, he chose to leave the brand in favor of another top French label. After his YSL stint, Slimane went on to Christian Dior Homme.

Slimane swept the fashion industry off their feet, with the introduction of new definitions for traditional men’s suits. However, in 2007, Slimane chose not to renew his Dior contract, and went back to his first love – photography.

Now that Hedi Slimane is back to designing, we can’t wait for his first collection as YSL’s creative director in June. It will be very interesting to see how time has altered his point-of-view and to witness what new twists Slimane will add to the legendary fashion house. His revolutionary agenda and uniqueness is sure to provide for a very innovative collection at YSL.

Hedi Slimane- Designer/ Artist

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