AnthonyVaccarelloAnthony Vaccarello succeeds to Hedi Slimane at Yves Saint Laurent. Anthony Vaccarello, most recently the creative director of Versus Versace, has been nominated the new creative director of Yves Saint Laurent.

Mr. Vaccarello, a 36-year-old Italian-Belgian designer, succeeds to Hedi Slimane, whose long-rumored departure from Yves Saint Laurent, owned by the Paris-based group Kering, was made official on Friday. The president and chief executive of Yves Saint Laurent, stated: “His modern, pure aesthetic is the perfect fit for the maison.”

Mr. Vaccarello founded his own brand, in 2009, but will suspend that line to “devote himself fully to Saint Laurent,” according to a spokesman for the brand. He will be responsible for women’s wear, men’s wear, the couture line revived by Mr. Slimane and the image of the brand.