Anyone else interested in seeing what Slimane has in mind for the future of the fashion houseso, everyonewill have to wait until autumn 2012, when the designer will make his first full-scale outing for YSL at Paris Fashion Week.
A round of buying appointments of the transitional resort and menswear collections, as a spokeswoman described them to the industry paper, ensures that all of Paris will be abuzz with curiosity before Slimanes S/S 13 show.
Slimane was appointed YSL's new creative director in March, succeeding Stefano Pilati. Originally feted for changing the shape of menswear (literallyhe's behind the shift to slimmer cuts), Slimane shunned the fashion world and moved to Los Angeles to pursue photography after seven years at Dior Homme.
Were not sure his latest move is a canny anticipation-building tactic, or just plain mean. One thing is certainno one likes to be kept waiting, even for Mr Slimane. Right?