Rumours surrounding a possible departure of Stefano Pilati from his role as creative director at Yves Saint Laurent have not gone away and this morning the brand has released a statement confirming the reports. This comes as no surprise. We knew that Pilati's contract with the house was coming to an end in March but the news is interesting because PPR boses, who own the label, have continued to argue that Pilati isn't going anywhere.
Although Raf Simons seemed like the obvious choice of replacement, especially considering the uncanny timing, reports allege that Hedi Slimane will take the role. 'The contract has been signed by both sides,' a source alleged over the weekend. 'He is becoming the new director at Yves Saint Laurent.'
Are you sad to see Pilati go?