Fashion merry go round: Vaccarello leaves Versus for YSL

So it’s official, Anthony Vaccarello really will be taking over at Saint Laurent having left his role as creative head of Versace’s Versus line.Saint Laurent owner Kering confirmed his appointment this afternoon. “While I’m sad to see him leave the Versace family, I wish Anthony Vaccarello tremendous success with his next chapter,” Donatella Versace said.

Saint Laurent: Bye bye Hedi, hello Anthony?

Kering has confirmed that Hedi Slimane is leaving his role as creative head of Saint Laurent with Anthony Vaccarello seen as the most likely successor. It’s possibly not the best day to confirm that kind of news. Waking up on April 1 I’m always sceptical about anything I read due to the large number of…

Saint Laurent scores Jane Birkin ad coup

Jane Birkin is one of those people who the fashion industry sees as one of its own but who manages to rise serenely above it all (except when objecting to cruelty to crocs involved in making the famous Hermès Birkin bag). But maybe it’s that too-cool-to-care approach that’s so appealing. Anyway, she’s just been unveiled at the new…

Saint Laurent AW16: Hedi does Yves-with-an-edge

The big question around Saint Laurent is whether Hedi Slimane will stay on or whether the good ol’ contract terms issue will become a sticking point that means Kering waves goodbye to the designer that has helped propel the label’s sales ever higher. We haven’t had an answer to that yet but we have had an…