HEDI TO EXIT YSL?
ANOTHER SHAKE UP IN FRENCH FASHION
Hedi Slimane could be exiting Yves Saint Laurent to be replaced by Antony Vaccarello, according to Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). The leading industry paper cites sources claiming that the high-profile designer and the storied fashion house have failed to reach an agreement on the renewal of Slimane’s contract. The designer is credited to have jazzed up the brand with his rock ‘n’ roll-inspired vibe. It also looks like Saint Laurent is in talks with Anthony Vaccarello, a Belgian designer known for his steamy and colorful fashion. If Slimane were to leave, he would be the third designer to recently exit a major French fashion house after Raf Simons leaving Dior and Alber Elbaz parting ways at Lanvin.