Anthony Vaccarello Officially Replaces Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent

The rumored replacement of Saint Laurent’s creative director Hedi Slimane has now been confirmed and changes have taken place immediately.

Hedi Slimane has been paired with Saint Laurent for around 4 years and now has stepped down with Anthony Vaccarello as the new confirmed creative director. His first collection with the brand will take place on October for Spring/Summer 2017 season.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the history of this extraordinary house,” Vaccarello said in a statement, calling founder Yves Saint Laurent “a legendary figure for his creativity, style and audacity.” 

 Saint Laurent’s President and CEO Francesca Bellettini stated Vaccarello is a “perfect fit” for the house, claiming he “impeccably balances elements of provocative femininity and sharp masculinity in his silhouettes. He is the natural choice to express the essence of Yves Saint Laurent,” Anthony-Vaccarello

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