Some interesting gossip has emerged out of the Stefano Pilati-YSL rumor mill.
According to Hint mag, Stefano Pilati is indeed being ousted at YSL and will be replaced by Hedi Slimane (apparently Raf Simons and Olivier Theyskens were considered, as we have suggested before, but were reportedly put off by Pierre Berge’s “control-freakish ways”).
But more interestingly, Hint is reporting that Carine Roitfeld will consult for YSL with Slimane at the helm, if (and this is a big if) she doesn’t launch Harper’s Bazaar in France. Say wha!? It’s kind of surprising to hear Roitfeld’s name linked to another magazine so quickly following her departure from Vogue Paris. After news broke that Roitfeld was leaving the mag, she told Cathy Horyn at the Times that after 10 years as EIC at Vogue Paris she wanted to “do something different.” Staying in the glossy fashion world to launch a rival mag to Vogue Paris doesn’t seem so “different” but could it be true?
Over New York Fashion Week Olivier Zahm, who is currently working on a book with Roitfeld, told The Cut that Roitfeld would “start her own magazine.” Last week Roitfeld also told Style.com‘s Dirk Standen that her plans for the future “will of course be in fashion, but I don’t know exactly which way—magazines or maybe the muse of someone,” and confirmed that she and Emmanuelle Alt were “not in the best relations.” So maybe launching a rival glossy is the perfect next step?