Rumors Yves Saint Laurent To Sack Designer Stefano Pilati

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Say it isn’t so! The rumor mill is buzzing with talk that designer Stefano Pilati may soon be pushed out of Yves Saint Laurent. His no show at the recently Metropolitan Opera Gala, YSL’s biggest event of the year in the US, has done little to quell the gossip.

Word from Paris Fashion Week is that while Pilati’s gorgeous shoes and handbags are selling well, the reception hasn’t been so positive for his ready-to-wear line. The powers that be at YSL aren’t happy, and it seems they might look for another designer to deliver better figures.

A spokesperson for YSL denied any rift between the designer and the label, commenting that he did not appear at the gala as “He was busy with current work on the collection as well as the advertising campaign.

I can understand that fashion is business, and if the dollars aren’t rolling in then the big wigs have to take drastic measures. But I really hope this is one of those rumors with little foundation. I love the work Pilati has done at Yves Saint Laurent, and I’d hate to see him leave!

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