Yet Another YSL Acolyte Is On Board With The Imminent Name Change

While the blogosphere sheds a collective tear for the future of Yves Saint Laurent’s Ready-To-Wear line, soon to be known as Saint Laurent Paris, it looks like those who were closest to the designer are actually quite receptive to the name change — or at least they’ve managed to toe the party line when the press came a’knocking.

Earlier this week YSL’s lifelong partner Pierre Bergé came out in support of new creative director Hedi Slimane‘s decision to the alter the name of the house’s RTW collection, and now another member of Yves’ tight knit group has voiced their approval.

Yesterday WWD reported that Betty Catroux, who, along with the late Loulou de la Falaise was one of Saint Laurent’s most iconic muses, is fully on board with the new moniker:

“As I don’t live in the past, I have no special recollections of that time except that everyday was a fairy tale, but I like today just as much!”

She is also A-OK with Slimane’s plan to move the brand’s design studios from Paris to his long time home of Los Angeles:

“All Hedi’s decisions are brilliant and it is so clever of him to work in Los Angeles — in peace, away from everything, under the sun.”

If only we were so convinced. Maybe after Hedi shows his first collections for the house this week in Paris (women’s resort and men’s wear) we’ll come around to all the changes. But we’re not making any promises.


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