Stefano Pilati’s final Yves Saint Laurent show was yesterday. Today, Suzy Menkes writes that Hedi Slimane will be returning to YSL, confirming reports from last weekend. According to a senior executive at Yves Saint Laurent’s parent company PPR, Slimane will be named the brand’s new creative director tomorrow.
The AP reports that YSL chief Paul Deneve made the announcement to staff today, but did not say when Slimane would start.
Slimane left design to dedicate himself to fine arts and photography in 2007, although his return has been highly anticipated. He previously worked at YSL from 1996 to 2000, when he served as menswear director. This will be his first major foray into womenswear.