Yves Saint Laurent Archive

Kering Results Show 17% Surge at Gucci, Slip at Bottega Veneta

PARIS, France — Italian fashion brand Gucci confirmed its turnaround with a 17 percent rise in third-quarter comparable sales, helping make up for a 10.9 percent sales drop at sister brand Bottega Veneta, parent Kering said on Tuesday. Gucci, in double digit sales growth territory for the first time since 2012, accounts for more than 60 percent of Kering’s operating profit. Analysts had expected its …

Anthony Vaccarello Puts Brand on Hold

PARIS, France — Anthony Vaccarello will not hold a fashion show for his namesake brand during Paris Fashion Week this September in order to concentrate on his new responsibilities at the creative helm of Yves Saint Laurent. “This adventure has been amazing but I now feel the need to fully focus on this new project,” the designer said in a statement, thanking those who have supported …

What Happened to Saint Laurent’s LA-based Team After Hedi Slimane Left?

LOS ANGELES, United States — When news broke that Hedi Slimane had exited Yves Saint Laurent, many wondered about the designer’s next move. Behind the scenes, Slimane’s right hands, as well as the junior and mid-level creatives and business executives he had recruited, were plotting their next moves too. However, many of these employees were based in Los Angeles, where Slimane lives and works most of …