Critics' praise of Stefano Pilati's spring 2010 collection for Yves Saint Laurent could not quiet rumors that the house was actively looking to replace him as head designer. Chatter in this vein had been going around for months before that — and it's flared up again with the fall 2011 show season well under way. KenzoPR posted tweets yesterday morning that read:
Just heard BIG news about this being a certain designer at an established French house’s last season and being replaced by someone major!!
CEO has just left and now the designer replaced by someone who has moved away from design the last couple of yrs but stayed in fashion