Saint Laurent's parent company, Kering, announced late Thursday evening that Hedi Slimane will be exiting Saint Laurent after more than three years. The press release credits Slimane and his team with granting the brand, “a new life and a new story…with undisputed success.” During his tenure, Slimane shook up the storied house in practically every way possible, from moving the headquarters to Los Angeles to dropping the Yves from the brand’s name. His endeavors were lucrative as well, with Saint Laurent doubling its business under Slimane. Though rumors of his departure have been circling for months, it’s still a bit stunning to learn that his important chapter with the brand has come to a close. New creative organization has not been announced yet, but stay tuned, as we’ll continue to provide updates here.
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