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It appears that at least one game of fashion house musical chairs is coming to an end. According to The New York Times’ Suzy Menkes, YSL will not only announce Stefano Pilati‘s replacement on Wednesday, but confirm that it is indeed Hedi Slimane.
It’s official: Stefano Pilati is out at Yves Saint Laurent.
This was the week Duchess Catherine returned! This was also the week of many fashion show missteps — Tom Ford, Nicola Formichetti, and Kanye West all got horrible runway reviews. Scott Schuman made us really mad, and Ryan Gosling made us really happy, but Fashimals changed our lives forever.
This was the week Justin Bieber wore an offensive t-shirt, Missoni for Target images were released, and Anna Wintour had dinner with Barack Obama. There was also craziness surrounding the Conde Nast elevator Twitter account and the last days of the Alexander McQueen exhibit.
While we haven’t reached a decision in the Christian Louboutin lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent yet, the French shoe company is gaining ground in the proceedings. Yesterday, the Manhattan judge presiding over the case decided to throw out a few documents YSL has submitted as evidence.
Yves Saint Laurent‘s legal team is fighting back against a lawsuit from Christian’s Louboutin, which claims that the French fashion house’s red-soled shoes infringe its trademark red-bottomed kicks. But to hear YSL tell it, Louboutin should never have been given that trademark in the first place.
It’s hard to imagine anyone criticizing Tom Ford for anything, but it turns out that even fashion’s golden boy has his detractors. In a candid interview with CNN, Ford reveals that Yves Saint Laurent wasn’t happy with the direction Ford was taking his eponymous label, and made his thoughts crystal clear in a series of angry letters handwritten to the designer.
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.
Yves Saint Laurent is firing back against allegations that it stole Christian Louboutin‘s trademark red soles this spring. The French fashion house, which was sued by Louboutin earlier this year for selling a pair of red-soled shoes, says Louboutin didn’t invent red soles and therefore can’t prevent anyone else from making shoes that feature them.
Benjamin Millepied is super dreamy. He’s also Natalie Portman‘s fiance, the father of her unborn child, and a YSL model. Yes, he’s a lucky dude.
Arizona Muse may have established herself as the season’s hottest model during Fashion Week, but she’s no one-trick runway pony — the up-and-comer also landed the spring campaigns for both Prada and Yves Saint Laurent. For those of you who have yet to discover the appeal of Muse, allow us to present YSL’s spring/summer 2011 video.
Besides being a makeup addict, I also happen to be a jewelry addict. That whole Coco Chanel “take one accessory off before you leave the house” adage? Um, no thanks. Though I layer piece upon shiny piece (Iris is my homegirl, after all), even just one really great item can transform an outfit from blah to bomb. And you want to look all bomb, don’t you? This is why I’m going to teach you how to curate a super cool jewelry collection.
Yves Saint Laurent‘s Opium is one of the most iconic fragrances in history. Commercials for the perfume have always been outrageous, but the TV ad for the latest incarnation of the fragrance, Belle d’Opium, has caused quite a stir across the pond.
Nine years ago, Yves Saint Laurent retired from the fashion world. This was a very, very big deal. In fact, it was so big of a deal that Charlie Rose invited Anna Wintour to discuss the announcement on his talk show back in January of 2002. The entire interview with (brunette!) Wintour is fascinating, but we were most shocked to find out that YSL once banned the world’s most famous editrix from his fashion shows.
Hot on the heels of Marc Jacobs’ big Bang ad comes the news that a nude of Yves Saint Laurent will go up for auction in Paris this June. As Vogue has it, the stir creating portrait was used for the 1971 advertising campaign for the first YSL eau de toilette for men, Pour Homme.
Karlie Kloss is the new face of YSL Beauty for Summer 2010. And in an oddly PG-13 installment of his usually X-rated work, photographer and all around skeezy guy Terry Richardson shot the model in Paris for the makeup line’s advertising campaign.
Yves Saint Laurent’s legendary Paris pad hit the market this week for the jaw-dropping price of 23.5 million euros — which translates roughly to $31.4 million. It’s an 11-room duplex with more than 5,600 square feet of living space and 4,600 square feet of private garden, and is located in Paris’ prestigious 7th arrondissement.
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.
Thank you, Carine Roitfeld, for providing us with a much needed dose of fashion porn, this time found in French Vogue’s April 2010 spread titled, “Princesse Natalia.”