08 October 2010

Stefano Pilati to stay at Yves Saint Laurent

Sigh, once again, after the shows are over, the gossip starts. Idle chatter about designers at the top of the fashion pyramid changing jobs, or being given the boot, is a favourite game. but we are above that type of talk - officially at least - so we’re sorry to ruin everyone’s fun but we can confirm that Stefano Pilati at Yves Saint Laurent isn't going anywhere - so stop those whispers at the back!

That means for now all the designers hotly tipped to step into his shoes, *cough* Hedi Slimane and *cough* Olivier Theyskens, plus other designers working happily at other labels - hello Balmain’s Christophe Decarnin and hello Jil Sander’s Raf Simons - will all just have to get on with the job in hand (not that they knew any different). Ah. And as for Karl Lagerfeld retiring, we think there’s more chance of Kerry Katona modelling for Giles next season, than the Kaiser packing his sketching pencils away.

- Naomi Attwood


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