For four years, Hedi Slimane's name was inextricable from the heritage design house he helmed, Yves Saint Laurent (famously renamed, during his tenure, Saint Laurent). Though initially it seemed as though Saint Laurent, in the wake of their split earlier this year, was the pettier party, last night Slimane resurrected his Twitter account to unleash a litany of so far unaddressed beefs.
Slimane's 22-tweet-long spree (whose extensive use of the third person has us praying it was written by a subordinate) is all in protest of the designer's use of the classic YSL logo during his tenure at the house. It's unclear exactly what set Slimane off, but it likely had something to do with Saint Laurent's new head designer, Anthony Vaccarello, utilizing the old-school logo with relish in the recent Spring/Summer '17 show. Slimane and Saint Laurent have had a fair amount of legal drama since the former's departure, and clearly the dust has not settled just yet.
FACT CHECKING / THERE HAVE BEEN INACCURATE STATEMENTS ON RECENT ARTICLES REGARDING HEDI AND THE USAGE OF THE YSL HISTORICAL LOGO— Hedi Slimane (@hedislimanetwit) October 6, 2016
FOR THE RECORD, THE USAGE OF THE CASSANDRE LOGO WAS ENTIRELY PART OF HEDI'S REFORM PROJECT FOR THE HOUSE FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF 2012 TO 2016— Hedi Slimane (@hedislimanetwit) October 6, 2016
HEDI DESIGNS AND LAUNCHES AN ENTIRELY NEW LINE OF BAGS WITH A YSL HISTORICAL LOGO , WITH OR WITHOUT TASSELS, STUDS, ETC.— Hedi Slimane (@hedislimanetwit) October 6, 2016
THIS YSL ACCESSORY LINE CAME IN HUNDREDS OF MATERIALS, DOZENS OF SHAPES, AND GREW UP EACH SEASON WITH HEDI'S NEW DESIGNS OF THE LOGO LINE.— Hedi Slimane (@hedislimanetwit) October 6, 2016
IN CONCLUSION, IT IS ACCURATE TO SAY THAT THE YSL ICONIC INITIALS WERE IN FACT CELEBRATED AND CHAMPIONED BY HEDI— Hedi Slimane (@hedislimanetwit) October 6, 2016
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