Hedi Slimane steps down as Saint Laurent’s creatuve and image director after his initial contract with the luxury fashion house expired on Thursday, March 31.
François-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive officesr of Kering has released a statement regarding Slimane’s departure. “What Yves Saint Laurent has achieved over the past four years represents a unique chapter in the history of the house. I am very grateful to Hedi Slimane, and the whole Yves Saint Laurent team, for having set the path that the house has successfully embraced, and which will grant longevity to this legendary brand.”
YSL’s chief executive ancesca Bellettini also gave his thanks, stating that “the direction that has been taken over the last four years represents an incredible foundation for the brand to build on for its continuous success.
Anthony Vaccarello is widely expected to be named as Slimane’s successor. If appointed, he will most likely start on May 1, in time for the Spring 2017 shows in Paris this fall.
Source: Vogue UK