Suzy Menkes made the announcement yesterday: Hedi Slimane would be announced as the new creative director for the Yves Saint Laurent brand on Wednesday. She was right.
Today, not even a week after the official announcement that Stefano was out, the brand made the official announcement that Hedi, who directed the brand before for a short term, would return. Hedi helmed the brand twelve years ago, and has been and will continue to pursue a career in photography.
There is no official word on Pilati’s future. With no eponymous label, the designer who struggled not only with the YSL brand history but also the YSL tea has many options. Some rumour that he will be installed at another brand in this game of fashion musical chairs.