And just like that, Anthony Vaccarello leaves Versus Versace to become the new Creative Director for Yves Saint Laurent, an opening left after Hedi Slimane’s departure late last week.
“I am very proud to welcome such a vivid and young force among today’s creative fashion talents to Yves Saint Laurent,” said François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of YSL parent company Kering in a statement, “Anthony Vaccarello’s unique style will greatly express the Maison’s creative signature and fashion authority, building on the brand’s solid foundations, and further developing it to realize its full potential. Together with the entire Yves Saint Laurent team, Anthony Vaccarello will strongly contribute to the Maison’s growing accomplishments.”
Mr. Vaccarello, an Italian-Belgian designer who is based in Paris, has suspended his own line for the time being to focus on Yves Saint Laurent. He has big shoes to fill after Slimane’s highly successful time for the Maison, but we expect amazing things from Mr. Vaccarello as well.