With the departure of Hedi Slimane from Saint Laurent, a chapter of major change finally comes to a close for the French fashion house. Since the designer took the helm in 2012, he brought a unique vision to YSL that, while not without controversy, ultimately did raise revenue for the brand. From its relocation to Los Angeles to its big name change, Saint Laurent has transformed since Slimane first took over four years ago. Now, we're reflecting on the buzziest moments from his time as creative director.
Read on to take a look back at his five most shocking shakeups during his tenure!
While the house was traditionally known for classic pieces like Le Smoking, under Slimane, things got a little (or a lot) more rock 'n' roll.
During the summer of 2015, Slimane announced that the house would return to producing a couture collection, reviving the tradition that ended in 2002 with the final show from Yves Saint Laurent himself.
Slimane showed the F/W 16 show at the Palladium in Los Angeles, a far cry away from the house's French roots.
After Slimane took the helm in 2012, the "Yves" was dropped from the name of the house. Still, the classic YSL logo remained.
After stepping off the catwalk in 2011, model Agyness Deyn made a return to the runway, walking in Saint Laurent's S/S 16 show.
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