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Fashion designer Hedi Slimane has just been named the new director at Yves Saint Laurent and with Paris Fashion Week running from February 28 through March 7, the official announcement is expected to be made soon.
Slimane, 43, is known as being the fashion designer credited with revolutionizing menswear for Christian Dior (think skinny jeans), however reports now are saying that he is taking his fashion sense to a new brand and is about to become the new creative director for YSL.
After spending several years away from the fashion industry, Slimane will be replacing former Italian designer Stefano Pilati as the director at YSL. Pilati’s departure has been reported since last autumn, and it appears with his new replacement found, his time with YSL is coming to an end.
After spending seven years as artistic director with Dior, Slimane left in 2007 saying that he wanted to try to design for women. He previously worked as head of menswear collection for YSL in 1997, before leaving in 2000 when Gucci bought it.