After months of speculation it has been confirmed that Hedi Slimane is exiting Saint Laurent. Following a four year contract, which ended on Thursday 31 March, the designer's direction at the French fashion house has too come to an end, marking what François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kering says has been a "unique chapter".

Slimane recently held the first fashion show ever at The Palladium in Los Angeles and redeveloped the standalone boutique in Mall of the Emirates, which is open now.

His successor is said to be announced in the coming days. Stay connected to Buro 24/7 Middle East for more breaking news.