Fashion News: Anthony Vaccarello Exits Versus Versace
Anthony Vaccarello and Donatella Versace
In the latest Anthony Vaccarello news, today Monday (April 4), it was reported via New York Times that “Anthony Vaccarello has officially left his role as creative director of Versus Versace.” Versus Versace is Versace‘s younger label and Vaccarello was appointed creative director of the French house in 2015.
While at Versus Versace for a short amount of time, retailer has grown impressively, and the brand recently entered the U.S. market with its first brick-and-mortar flagship store in NYC.
The brand confirmed Vaccarello exited the house: “While I’m sad to see him leave the Versace family, I wish Anthony Vaccarello tremendous success with his next chapter,” Donatella Versace said in a statement.
Late last night, donbleek.com reported that “French luxury group Kering will officially announce that the Belgain designer (Anthony Vaccarello) is the house’s (Yves Saint Laurent) new creative director,” a source told Reuters.
“It has been signed. It should be announced on Monday,” the source told Reuters, on condition of anonymity.
The source added that “before Vaccarello accepted the job he agreed to stop developing his own brand and to focus solely on Yves Saint Laurent (YSL).”
Stay tuned to donbleek.com as this story develops!
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