- Stefano Pilati'...I exit the house with fierce conviction in all that we have achieved and deep gratitude to those who have supported me along the way. I wish the maison Yves Saint Laurent and it's new creative director the very best for the future.'
And with those last words, Stefano Pilati took his final bow as the creative director of Yves Saint Laurent. His post will be taken over by Hedi Slimane, who also used to be the Artistic Director of YSL (pre- Dior Homme). The move is being hailed by many fashion editors as 'Slimane's return to the House of Tuxedo'.
- Paul Deneve (CEO, Yves Saint Laurent)‘Hedi Slimane’s exceptional talent and understanding of the spirit of Yves Saint Laurent heralds a promising new chapter in the story of the maison.'
- François-Henri Pinault (Chairman & CEO, PPR)'As one of the most important French fashion houses, Yves Saint Laurent today possesses formidable potential, which I am confident will be successfully harnessed and revealed through the vision of Hedi Slimane.'