It appears that either Hedi Slimane has come to his senses or someone at PPR has been put in charge of monitoring the designer's personal Twitter account as the Cathy Horyn-related tweets (including that open letter) that caused such a frenzy last week are gone and the only ones to follow are photography related. Could it be that François-Henri Pinault, the chief executive of PPR, which owns Saint Laurent, stepped in to save the House from more embarrassment? We can all just speculate on that since the only public statement Pinault has made on the matter doesn't breach the topic of Slimane's Twitter rant. However, Pinault had a few other things to say:
Hedi Slimane did a remarkable job. I liked last Monday’s fashion show very much: the Saint Laurent collection exceeded my expectations. The house needed both a renovation and a return to its roots, and with Hedi, we have started down that road. I totally stand by the house of Yves Saint Laurent and the decisions made by its teams or its artistic director, and I didn’t appreciate that some people tried to use me by linking my name to chatter about invitations or the seating of this or that person."
Pinault, Pierre Bergé and Slimane certainly have put forth a united front through all of this controversy.