Stefano Pilati, Yves Saint Laurent's creative director for the past eight years, walked the runway this morning after showing his final collection for the PPR-owned French fashion house.
Pilati's aesthetic has had on the brand since he first became creative director in 2004. Prior to being the creative director of YSL, Pilati ran the ready-to-wear division of the brand starting in 2000. But the history of Yves Saint Laurent dates back much further: the fashion houses's namesake went into business with his partner Pierre Berge in 1962 (the two were the subject of recent documentary "L'Amour Fou"), and he designed for the label until the early '90s. Alber Elbaz, who is currently the creative director of Lanvin, Tom Ford and Hedi Slimane each designed collections for YSL before Pilati took the helm. Photographer and former Dior Homme designer Hedi Slimane will be named the new creative director on Wednesday, reports Suzy Menkes of The New York Times.
Stefano Pilati's famous fans included Kylie Minogue, Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek and many more. What do you think of Pilati's influence on the brand and who do you think looks best in Yves Saint Laurent?