The rumours that Raf Simons was to replace Stefano Pilati at YSL have been quashed by the Jil Sander camp.
ELLE have spoken to the PR team at Jil Sander who confirmed that Raf Simons is to stay at Sander, and that he has just signed up for another four seasons as Creative Director of the label. A press release detailing this news is imminent.
Earlier YSL representatives rubbished the claim and have released an official statement saying "Yves Saint Laurent disclaims and regards as unfounded the current rumors concerning the creative direction of the house. Stefano Pilati continues to dedicate his talent and energies to Yves Saint Laurent and the coming fashion show".More