French fashion designer Hedi Slimane acknowledges the applause at the end of the Yves Saint Laurent spring/summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection show in Paris. The creative director is to leave the French fashion house after four years. Photo: AFP

Hedi Slimane exits Saint Laurent, ending ‘unique chapter’ for French fashion house

Creative director transformed the brand, dismaying many in the fashion establishment but winning it waves of new fans, during a controversial four-year reign often rumoured to be about to end

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French fashion designer Hedi Slimane acknowledges the applause at the end of the Yves Saint Laurent spring/summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection show in Paris. The creative director is to leave the French fashion house after four years. Photo: AFP
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