PARIS — The house of Yves Saint Laurent is rocking — and not only because of designer Hedi Slimane’s penchant for grunge and Teddy Boys.
In a management shake-up that caught many by surprise in the midst of couture week here, YSL parent Kering said Tuesday that chief executive officer Paul Deneve, who recruited Slimane and implemented a daring rejuvenation drive, would leave the French fashion house after two years. He is to be succeeded effective Sept. 1 by Francesca Bellettini, an executive director from Kering-owned Bottega Veneta known for her merchandising prowess.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"