Monday, February 27, 2012

YSL: Farewell Stefano

Its official, Stefano Pilati is leaving his position as Creative Director for fashion house Yves Saint Laurent. His last collection will be shown March 5, in Paris. Showing womenswear Fall/Winter 2012. YSL will announce their new Creative Director in the upcoming weeks, even though there have been rumours that Heidi Slimane is replacing him. 

It seems that Pilati is leaving YSL in good term for his comments to WWD."I exit the house with fierce conviction in all that we have achieved and deep gratitude to those who have supported me along the way". "I wish the mason YSL and its new creative director the very best for the future". Nicely said Pilati, BRAVO!

For those that don't know Stefano Pilati that much, let me tell you a little about his career, its really impressive. 

1980's - Pilati starts as an Intern for fashion house Cerruti
       - A velvet manufacturer offers him his first job. Months   
         later he designs the company's entire collection, and
         presents it to Europe's leading brands
1993 - Giorgio Armani hires Pilati as an assistant in its men's 
       ready-to-wear department
1995 - Prada hires Pilati to run its fabric research and 
1998 - Assistant designer at MiuMiu
2000 - Joins YSL to run its ready-to-wear clothing design.
2004 - Creative Director for YSL
2012 - February 27, Pilati leaves YSL as Creative Director

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