It should not be news to anyone that YSL co-founder Pierre Bergé is praising Hedi Slimane's Fall 2013 collection for Saint Laurent. I mean, he is completely obsessed with Hedi, as evidenced by comments such as: “I am happy that Stefano Pilati is gone, just as I was happy when Tom Ford left.” And ... “Hedi lives in Los Angeles. He should be left to do fashion in a city he likes.” And ... “I am very, very happy today to have Hedi Slimane because he is a great fashion designer and he has a great talent, a huge talent. I like him, he is a friend and he worked for Saint Laurent a long time ago and he’s a member of the family, of the YSL family. I’m very happy.” So, what did Bergé think of Slimane's love it or hate it Fall collection?
His completely biased views on the Fall 2013 collection: “I adored it; it’s exactly what needed to be done. It’s very moving for me, because it’s the spirit of Saint Laurent, but revisited with Hedi’s enormous talent. It’s terrific…I was the one who hired him, after all, so I have always had tremendous confidence in Hedi, and I’m thrilled.”