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Rumors are circulating that Hedi Slimane will take over the creative reins from Stefano Pilati at the esteemed French fashion house of Yves Saint Laurent. Slimane, who’s most notable for his androgynous, ultra skinny forward-thinking suits, has reinvented himself as a photographer after exiting at the menswear division of Dior. This big transition is rather on the horizon since Stefano Pilati’s latest contract is due to expire next month, thus paving the way for Slimane’s entry into the Maison. Although Pilati’s occupancy has had a “giant step” forward in terms of profitability and growth in recent times, PPR chief executive Francois-Henri Pinault however did not make any comments concerning the designer’s contract renewal. Stay tuned.