Marlene Dietrich may have been the first to put on a men's tuxedo, but Yves Saint Laurent was, in 1966, the first to put it on a runway — a men's tux for women. It was called le Smoking, and it was a scandal. At a time when most women were dressing in ultra-feminine maxi-skirts and A-line...

Hedi Slimane's First Ad Campaign for Saint Laurent Paris Preview After taking over as creative lead for Yves Saint Laurent – thus ushering in their new moniker "Saint Laurent Paris" – Hedi Slimane presents his first editorial images as the man in charge at the historic French fashion house....

Top Secret–As the fashion industry is gearing up for quite the menswear fashion week circuit – Milan, Paris and London, one show that will be missing from the general calendar this season is Yves Saint Laurent. The first season under the creative direction of designer favorite Hedi Slimane,...

Stefano Pilati, who has been the designer for Yves Saint Laurent for the past ten years, has been replaced. Hedi Slimane has now been chosen to take over this French based high-fashion company. There is much support from veteran Pierre Berge who has been with the company for fifty years...

Hedi Slimane for Yves Saint Laurent Yves Saint Laurent will once again be sailing with a director at the helm. Because of the sensitivity of the subject, an official announcement has yet to be made, but an inside senior executive has confirmed that as of Wednesday, March 7, Hedi Slimane will...

The rumors of Hedi Slimane's impending departure from Saint Laurent had been swirling for months, but on Friday, Saint Laurent parent company Kering confirmed what fashion industry insiders assumed was true: Slimane's surprise couture show at Paris Fashion Week in March was his last with the...

After months of speculations, Kering finally announced last Friday Hedi Slimane's departure from Saint Laurent. Though it was a short four year tenure as creative director for the French house, Slimane completely repositioned the label by incorporating various cultural references into the...

• Hedi Slimane is changing the name of Yves Saint Laurent. The brand will now go by Saint Laurent Paris. The "YSL" logo will still (thankfully) be featured on a smattering of the brand's wares. What do you think of these changes? (Grazia) • It's been confirmed: Vogue Thailand will be the...

The New York Times is reporting that Hedi Slimane will officially be heading to Yves Saint Laurent, tomorrow. As we mentioned recently this marks the return of the designer and photographer back front and center into fashion. "The appointment has been expected since Stefano Pilati's...

Which brings me to the point of this story: In the wake of all the news stories, the reviews blasting Slimane for his treatment of the media, the Slimane/Simons rivalry headlines; something happened that should have gotten a lot more attention: The first photos of Hedi Slimane's premier...

 

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