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Hedi Slimane to Exit Saint Laurent

Hedi Slimane to Exit Saint Laurent

Though rumors had been swirling for months, today Kering announced that Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane would in fact be exiting the house where he’s been creative director since 2012.

“What Yves Saint Laurent has achieved over the past four years represents a unique chapter in the history of the house,” Kering CEO and chairman Francois-Henri Pinault said in a statement. Slimane, who famously dropped the ‘Yves’ from the houses name at the beginning of his tenure has been credited with repositioning the brand and helping to shape it into the billion dollar business that it now is.

No word yet to where Slimane is headed  (if anywhere) nor who will be stepping in to fill his shoes though many are putting Anthony Vaccarello as the front runner. Kering is slated to announce who the new creative director will be soon.

 

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