Well, it’s official Voyeurs, as everyone in the world predicted, Kering have confirmed that Anthony Vaccarello will replace Hedi Slimane as Creative Director at Saint Laurent.
“Mr Saint Laurent is a legendary figure for his creativity, style and audacity. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the history of this extraordinary house” said Vaccarello in a statement given just moments ago.
“I am very proud to welcome such a vivid and young force among today’s creative fashion talents to Yves Saint Laurent. Anthony Vaccarello’s unique style will greatly express the maison’s creative signature and fashion authority, building on the brand’s solid foundations, and further developing it to realise its full potential. Together with the entire Yves Saint Laurent team, Anthony Vaccarello will strongly contribute to the maison’s growing accomplishments.” François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering
Vaccarello is the sixth Creative Director to take the helm of the French fashion house since it’s founder Saint Laurent and it is unknown as yet, whether the designer will revert back to designing under the full title of Yves Saint Laurent, or Saint Laurent, as decided by Slimane following a brand overhaul.
All that remains to be seen now is Donatella’s “surprising” appointment to Creative Director at Versus Versace, I’m waiting with bated breath Voyeurs…..