Hedi Slimane, former creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, took to Twitter this evening to clarify how he’s used the brand’s iconic YSL logo.
“Fact checking / There have been inaccurate statements on recent articles regarding Hedi and the usage of the YSL historical logo,” he posted just before 7 PM. Thereafter, as he began a string of 22 tweets detailing a history of how he’s used the staple acronym during his tenure at the French fashion house, a time when the brand was often referred to as simply, Saint Laurent.
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“In conclusion, it is accurate to say that the YSL iconic initials were in fact celebrated and championed by Hedi,” last post reads.
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The designer formally stepped down as creative director this April, and Anthony Vaccarello was soon announced as his successor. The latter showed his debut Yves Saint Laurent collection in Paris last week.
Read through Slimane’s explanation below. These are the only tweets on his Twitter account.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US