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It's Official: Hedi Slimane Is in at YSL

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Stefano Pilati is out, Hedi Slimane is in at YSL. Images via Getty.
Stefano Pilati is out, Hedi Slimane is in at YSL. Images via Getty.

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Hedi Slimane was officially named the new creative director at Yves Saint Laurent this morning via a statement from the company, replacing Stefano Pilati. Slimane, who previously designed menswear for YSL in the late 1990s, had been at Dior Homme before pursuing a photography career for the past several year. So far, the heavy-hitting fashion critics are sticking to the facts of the announcement and not weighing in with too many opinions, but in an otherwise terse piece on the announcement, Cathy Horyn did manage to mention that Silmane "has never designed women’s fashion on a commercial basis." Make of that what you will as we await the editorials to come.
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