April 1st, 2016
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Thank You, Hedi

After months of speculation, Kering confirmed today that Hedi Slimane is in fact leaving Saint Laurent. The announcement coincides with the end of the designer’s four year contract with the house. The news is not a surprise, but I am sad nonetheless. My wardrobe certainly benefitted from Mr. Slimane’s vision—thank you, Hedi, for the perfect grey pea coat, evening bag, clogs, Fair Isle sweater, booties, etc; items that I cherish.

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CHLOÉ

Double-breasted wool-blend felt coat

J.W. ANDERSON

Pierce gold-plated choker

J.W. ANDERSON

Pierce medium embellished leather shoulder bag

MARNI

Tie-backgathered stretch-cotton jersey top

ALAIA

Jacquard-knit midi skirt

J.W. ANDERSON

open flat ballerina shoes

ELLERY

Ritzy A-line wool-blend skirt

THE ROW

Emil leather ankle boots

BOTTEGA VENETA

Snake-trimmed intrecciato leather shoulder bag

SONIA RYKIEL

Grosgrain-trimmed ruffled cotton-velvet jacket

SONIA RYKIEL

Pleated cotton-velvet culottes

MR BY MAN REPELLER

Woven canvas clogs

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  • I am as fascinated by the business aspect of the fashion industry as I am fashion itself. I will be interested to see what Mr. Slimane does, not necessarily where he goes. I’m also interested to see who Kering selects to take the reigns.

    KWApril 1st, 2016  7:16 AM

     
  • I have a few cherished items from his time there that I think will be forever pieces. I hope whoever takes the helm, will have a similar vision.

    KathyApril 1st, 2016  10:15 AM

     
  • That Pre Fall collection will be sold out for certain. Time to get on the waitlists!

    Mme DirectriceApril 1st, 2016  10:59 AM

     
  • I can no longer keep track of which designer is at which house. And maybe it’s my age, but I really don’t care.

    Paula BApril 1st, 2016  2:28 PM

     
  • I don’t care*shame*

    MargaretApril 1st, 2016  4:16 PM

     
  • I was also disappointed to hear this news…while I may not have been an active consumer of the ready to wear, I loved the accessories and the “rock-and-roll” Paris meets SoCal image that Hedi instilled in the designs…so fresh and covetable!! How many designers are taking their inspiration from LA? I’m not based in LA; but am a native of California, and perhaps that is what drew me to appreciate the design aesthetic. Hope his next venture is even bigger and better. Keep up the amazing work, Preston!! xo

    ColleenApril 2nd, 2016  7:26 AM

     
  • Ahhhh loved Hedi at Saint Laurent. Just don’t feel there are that many visionary designers around now.

    DisneyrollergirlApril 10th, 2016  4:15 AM

     

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