Despite Rumors, Hedi Slimane Is Still At Saint Laurent

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Yesterday Monday (January 4), news broke in Paris (traveling to the states), saying that Saint Laurent‘s creative director Hedi Slimanedeparted from the house over the holiday due to creative differences,” reported The Daily Front Row‘s website Fashion Week Daily.

Fashionista reached out to the brand’s U.S. PR team, which confirmed that Slimane has not left the label. The online publication also reached out to a Saint Laurent representative in Pairs, who said, “Following the recent [designer] departures, [there] have been many rumors and speculations. This is clearly one more!”

He joined Saint Laurent in March 2012, replacing creative director Stefano Pilato who helmed the label for almost eight years.

New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn has criticized the L.A.-based designer in the past and so did the Guardian‘s fashion editor Jess Cartner-Morley.

Under Slimane‘s creative direction, Saint Laurent‘s sales has risen. Annual sales revenue more than doubled to about $787 million in 2014 from the time he joined the house.

Even though, I agree with Cathy Horyn, when she criticized Hedi Slimane for taking Yves out of YSL and renaming it Saint Laurent, I must admit that I do like how Hedi Slimane has revamped and rebranded the label over the last three years.

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