keringLuxury goods group Kering was ordered on Wednesday to pay $13 million to the fashion designer Hedi Slimane.

For a few years Slimane had been working for Kering’s Yves Saint Laurent brand, and designed clothes for singer songwriter David Bowie and actor Brad Pitt among others.  He brought the case after his employer did not apply a non-compete clause that was in his contract when they parted company in April.

Slimane argued that the clause should have been applied, along with associated financial compensation. “We won,” said the lawyer. “I’m happy because this its a natural outcome. The contract terms were absolutely clear.” Kering said it would appeal.

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