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Stefano Pilati exited his posh gig as the creative director of Yves Saint Laurent back in March. Now, he’s landed a new post as the head designer at Ermenegildo Zegna. Oh, and he’s also the new creative director of Zegna’s womenswear label Agnona.
Not everyone is upset about the changes going down at Yves Saint Laurent — Pierre Bergé is all about it.
Pierre Bergé celebrated his late partner’s legacy last week at the opening of Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective exhibit at the Denver Art Musuem. But while the night was indeed an homage to Saint Laurent’s work, Bergé couldn’t dodge questions about YSL’s new creative director, Hedi Slimane.
It’s official: Stefano Pilati is out at Yves Saint Laurent.
Today isn’t the first time we’ve heard a rumor suggesting that designer Hedi Slimane is going to take over the creative director’s chair at Yves Saint Laurent, but for some reason, the industry is now taking the prospect a little more seriously.
In a wide-ranging interview with Vice magazine, Yves Saint Laurent designer Stefano Pilati weighs in on drug use, John Galliano‘s demise, and the sartorial pitfalls of “fat bottomed” women. In other words: he sounds like a less robotic version of Karl Lagerfeld.
Reader beware: the Twitter echo chamber is a dangerous thing. Contrary to popular internet belief, Suzy Menkes DID NOT break news that Raf Simons is taking over at Yves Saint Laurent.
Thanks to snapshot-happy Terry Richardson, we don’t have to wait until Vogue‘s September issue drops to see pictures of Kate Moss‘s epic wedding festivities. This may be the first and only time we ever say this: thanks, Terry!
Stefano Pilati unveiled his 2012 cruise collection for Yves Saint Laurent on the 20th floor of a midtown office building Wednesday to an intimate crowd that included Grace Coddington, Cathy Horyn, Roberta Myers, and Sally Singer, with whom we rode up in the elevator. Swoon. Naturally, we have thoughts on the collection, but we also have thoughts on the interview he gave Women’s Wear before the show, in which he claimed to be “very scared” of bloggers.
There’s been a lot of speculation as to who will replace designer John Galliano, who will lose his job as Dior‘s creative director and lead couturier after allegations of publicly spouting anti-Semitic insults. Insiders claim that while the company is in no rush to replace him in an official capacity, they have made offers to rising stars Haider Ackermann, Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy and Hedi Slimane.
This week sure was controversial! John Galliano was accused of anti-Semitism, Beyoncé posed in blackface, Diane von Furstenberg hired an underage model and Justin Bieber cut his hair! Also, Stefano Pilati is not leaving YSL, thank you very much.
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.
We all know Terry Richardson is a huge creep. Like, the creepiest creep. But Terry’s creepiness hasn’t stopped him from climbing the fashion photog ranks — and staying there. Just this fall alone he’s shot for French Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Reebok and GQ. While we don’t get his appeal as a photographer (the porny trope gets really old really fast), we definitely don’t understand how or why he has so many friends in the fashion industry.
Last night Women’s Wear Daily celebrated their 100th birthday at the oddly named WWD @ 100 Anniversary Gala. The fashion people were out in full force at Cipriani, though many struck a fairly casual note, eschewing gowns for pants and pumps for boots.
Which major fashion house’s venerable designer is retiring and bringing in a fellow countryman to replace him? We have no idea. Do you?
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.