All of them, Dior and Hedi at Saint Laurent, are friends of mine, so I think its a very good thing, he told ELLE at the launch of his Karl Lagerfeld Paris pop-up shop in Selfridges last night.
Advocates view Slimanes repositioning of YSL as Saint Laurent Paris as a return to the brands Rive Gauche heyday. Detractors say Slimanes move is disrespectful toward the fashion houses founder and the beloved YSL insignia. After all, Lagerfeld has served as Chanels designer for nearly three decades, but has never proposed replacing the iconic double-C logo.
Paris needs some new things, some stimulation, Lagerfeld continued. Its good for everybody. Competition is a healthy thing in life, especially in this business. I love the idea. I think its interesting and its important. Something fresh was needed.More