Hedi Slimane returns, Relevance prevails, Made in China, Isabel Toledo’s world, Mini supermodel

Hedi Slimane | Source: GQ Italia

Yves Saint Laurent confirm Hedi Slimane as their new creative director (Telegraph)
“Putting an end to weeks of rumours and speculation, French luxury fashion house Yves Saint Laurent have this morning confirmed Hedi Slimane as their new creative director following the recent departure of Stefano Pilati.”

Relevance Proves Its Worth (IHT)
“Stefano Pilati has given his last showfor Yves Saint Laurent, a seven-year journey of triumphs and flops that ended on Monday evening with a respectful ovation led by his boss, François-Henri Pinault, chairman of PPR. Mr. Pinault stood between his wife, the actress Salma Hayek, and the YSL muse extraordinaire, Catherine Deneuve.”

ChinaFile: Made in China, Branded in Paris (WWD)
Huishan Zhang and Marsha Ma both want to redefine what ‘Made in China’ means. The two Chinese designers have nothing in common stylistically, but both want to give ‘Made in China’ a makeover.”

The World of Fashion According to Isabel Toledo (WSJ)
“Throughout her three decades in New York, fashion designer Isabel Toledo has lived in a former blood bank, a 7,000 square foot Chelsea flat and a small space on Coney Island, to name a few.”

A Minimum Age? Not for This Model (NY Times)
“A few weeks ago, Mr. Kroenig got a call from Karl Lagerfeld, for whom he has been something of a muse for eight years. Mr. Lagerfeld was casting models for his fall Chanel show and wondered if Mr. Kroenig might be available… Mr. Lagerfeld was asking for the other Mr. Kroenig: his 3-year-old son, Hudson.”