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This afternoon, Yves Saint Laurent‘s official Twitter account tweet-smacked all of the blogs that have reported that Stefano Pilati is leaving the French fashion house with this message: “From YSL HQ in Paris… Pilati busy working on the next collection. All the rumors unfounded – he is here to stay.”
Carine Roitfeld could have almost any job in the fashion industry now that she’s not at the helm of Vogue Paris anymore. But yesterday’s news that Stefano Pilati would leave Yves Saint Laurent threw some more confusion over Roitfeld’s trajectory into the air.
A few months ago when we reported that there might be a major shake-up among the Paris-based fashion houses, the likeliest option seemed to be that Stefano Pilati would leave Yves Saint Laurent for greener pastures. And now that both YSL’s chief executive Valerie Hermann and her boss, Gucci Group CEO Robert Poulet, have left the company, that rumor had started to look more and more like fact. But in light of the company’s recent improvement in sales, does it really make sense that Pilati would leave the company, too?
We sure saw a lot of jumpsuits at last night’s Metropolitan Opera House’s premiere of Rossini’s Armida, but the event, sponsored by Yves Saint Laurent, was missing one huge star: YSL head creative director Stefano Pilati was nowhere to be found. Odd, considering that the event is the brand’s biggest in the United States.