Hedi Slimane Leaves Behind 4 Years of History at Saint Laurent

After returning to a traditional runway show and debuting couture pieces like he never had before, Hedi Slimane left the fashion industry wondering if he had plans to depart Saint Laurent. The French fashion house's Creative and Image Director has officialy stepped down, confirming all speculation and leaving behind four unfogettable years of history. In the past week alone, Slimane debuted his campaign work with Jane Birkin for the Le Smoking suit and finally Cara Delevingne. He turned the The Palladium in LA into a catwalk, attracting plenty of brand-loyal celebrities, just before Fashion Month. Hedi's are big shoes to fill.

François-Henri Pinault, CEO of Kering group said: "What Yves Saint Laurent has achieved over the past four years [since Hedi Slimane started in his position in March 2012] represents a unique chapter in the history of the House. I am very grateful to Hedi Slimane, and the whole Yves Saint Laurent team, for having set the path that the House has successfully embraced, and which will grant longevity to this legendary Brand."

Getty | Ferdaus Shamim