YVES SAINT LAURENT APPOINTS VACCARELLO
THE FRENCH HOUSE CONFIRMS THE RUMORS
Anthony Vaccarello will succeed Hedi Slimane as creative director of Yves Saint Laurent. He will debut his first collection in October for fall. With his exit, Slimane ends an ultra-successful four-year tenure at the storied Kering-owned fashion house. His penchant for a daring and steamy rocker-chic look forged a very sharp image for Yves Saint Laurent, catapulting the brand to a strong success both in terms of buzz and sales.
Aesthetics wise, the Brussels-born Vaccarello fits the bill. His racy designs favor sexy dresses, asymmetrical shapes and precise tailoring, mismatched to ooze a cool, urban grungy vibe. The designer launched his namesake collection in 2009 in Paris and is also the creative director of Versus for the men’s and women’s collections. According to sources though, he will leave his post at Versus.