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Stefano Pilati Speaks

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In the ongoing rumormongering about Stefano Pilati's future at Yves Saint Laurent—some say he's on his way out, despite company honchos coming out in public support of the creative director—has anyone thought to ask Pilati himself what he thinks? Thank goodness for the NY Times' Eric Wilson. Pilati told Wilson: "You know, it affects me... I am a creative person, so I am very vulnerable by nature. When you have the idea for a collection, you are really happy, and when you don’t have the idea, you are upset and down and grumpy. That is your daily life. And that vulnerability... it can also be fragility... I don’t let it go... What is it about? I should be here, thinking about how beautiful my job is, and come to the office every day and work with colors and fabrics. But no, you have something that undermines you." [NY Times]