Italian fashion designer Anthony Vaccarello acknowledges the applause at the end of his spring/summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection show, in Paris. Yves Saint Laurent has named Vaccarello its new artistic director. Photo: AFP

Yves Saint Laurent names Anthony Vaccarello creative director in place of Hedi Slimane

Belgian designer, who took over as creative director of Versus Versace only last year, and has previously worked at Fendi, will present first collection for the French fashion house in October

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Italian fashion designer Anthony Vaccarello acknowledges the applause at the end of his spring/summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection show, in Paris. Yves Saint Laurent has named Vaccarello its new artistic director. Photo: AFP
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