Confirmed: Hedi Slimane to Take Over at Yves Saint Laurent

Hedi Slimane has been confirmed as the new creative director of Yves Saint Laurent. The news come just days after the French fashion house announced that current creative director Sefano Pilati will be leaving the label - he recently presented his final show as part of Paris Fashion Week. Slimane has previously worked for Yves Saint Laurent, creating the menswear line, but this is his first attempt to create a complete womenswear collection. Yves Saint Laurent confirmed the news today, stating that Hedi will also continue to work on his photography career:
"Yves Saint Laurent and PPR announce today the appointment of Hedi Slimane as Creative Director of the maison Yves Saint Laurent. Slimane will assume total creative responsibility for the brand image and all its collections. In parallel with this new position, he will continue to pursue his career in photography."

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