Hedi Slimane has been shaking up the house of Saint Laurent since being named creative director in 2012. First he dropped the “Yves,” and re-named the brand “Saint Laurent Paris.” Though fans found this radical, Slimane was actually channeling a logo designed by Saint Laurent himself in 1966. And today, Slimane announced that he’s moving the headquarters across the Seine to Paris’s Left Bank—where Saint Laurent originally set up shop 1961. The future showrooms will occupy an 18th-century Cistercian abbey that most recently played home to the Ministry of French Armed Forces. With the opening slated for 2018, Slimane will now set about reimagining the historic building. No word yet on his plans, but deeply chic modernity is a safe bet.
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The new Yves Saint Laurent headquarters. Courtesy of the designer.
Inside the new Yves Saint Laurent headquarters. Courtesy of the designer.
The new Yves Saint Laurent Couture showroom. Courtesy of the designer.