Hedi Slimane named new creative director at YSL

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It’s a case of out with the new and in with the old at Yves Saint Laurent, with Hedi Slimane returning to the helm of the fashion house after 12 years, following Stefano Pilati’s recent departure.

Slimane held the position of creative director at YSL for two years from 1997, bringing the label’s Rive Gauche Homme collection to life, but this time around the French designer will be tackling womenswear. After YSL, Hedi headed to Christian Dior to pick up the role of creative director of menswear, which he left in 2007 to pursue fashion and portrait photography.

Pilati announced his planned exit from YSL at the end of February and received a standing ovation at his final show with the label on Monday, marking the end of his eight year career at the Parisian fashion house. Maybe he’s the one headed for Dior?

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