On Wednesday afternoon, that’s precisely what Hedi Slimane did. The former Saint Laurent creative director, who stepped down in April, filed a complaint in the commercial court in Paris against the French fashion house’s parent company, Kering, asking that the the clause be added back.
The procedure regards the usual non-competition obligations that accompanied Hedi Slimane’s collaboration with the Yves Saint Laurent Maison. Kering lifted this clause at the end of Hedi Slimane’s contract, thus freeing Hedi Slimane from this potential constraint. Hedi Slimane is requesting that this clause be applied still, along with the effective payment of the financial compensation that goes with it.