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Breaking! Did Hedi Slimane Leave Saint Laurent?

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The Daily hears that Paris is abuzz with Hedi Slimane’s rumored departure from Saint Laurent over the holiday due to creative differences. Calls to the Saint Laurent U.S. PR team today were met with “No comment.” Slimane joined the house in March 2012, replacing creative director Stefano Pilati who helmed the label for almost eight years. The now LA-based designer has been criticized by fashion doyennes like Cathy Horyn for taking the Yves out of YSL and rebranding the legendary label as Saint Laurent. But despite that and some controversially grungy collections with a fast-fashion look at a luxury price point, annual sales revenue more than doubled to about $787 million in 2014 from the time he joined the brand. Slimane, who’s also a photographer, first made his name in fashion as the men’s designer at Dior Homme with his signature ultra-slim men’s look that Karl Lagerfeld famously embraced.

Slimane’s rumored departure just before year end would mark another big name exit at a major fashion house, following Alber Elbaz from Lanvin, Raf Simons from Dior, and Alexander Wang from Balenciaga. Watch this space for updates.

 

UPDATE: (4 p.m.) Saint Laurent PR has followed up denying that Hedi Slimane has left the company.

 

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1 Comment

  1. Don Bleek

    January 5, 2016 at 12:09 PM

    Even though, I agree with Cathy Horyn, when she criticized Hedi Slimane for taking Yves out of YSL and renaming it Saint Laurent, I must admit that I do like how Hedi Slimane has revamped and rebranded the brand over the last three years.

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