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Designer Hedi Slimane exits Saint Laurent

Designer Hedi Slimane exits Saint Laurent

Los Angeles-based designer Hedi Slimane, who reinvigorated the Yves Saint Laurent brand, is leaving the French luxury fashion label, parent company Kering announced Friday on its website. 

Slimane, who served as Saint Laurent's creative director, has lived in Los Angeles since 2008. The label's atelier has been located in L.A. since 2012, while the couture atelier remained in France. Slimane's exit from YSL is the latest in a series of high-profile firings and departures of celebrated designers from major fashion houses. 

“What Yves Saint Laurent has achieved over the past four years represents a unique chapter in the history of the House," said...

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