Hedi Slimane’s YSL Collections Won’t Be Shown to Press

Hedi Slimane
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Hedi Slimane.

Has Hedi Slimane been taking lessons from Tom Ford's cloak-and-dagger playbook?

Though the fashion world is chomping at the bit to get a glimpse at Slimane's first collections as Yves Saint Laurent's new creative director, Women's Wear Daily is reporting that the presentations will be open to buyers only.

And while even Ford invites editors to his notoriously top-secret presentations (providing they sign non-disclosure agreements, of course), members of the fashion press will have to wait several months to see Slimane's women's Cruise and Spring 2013 menswear collections, which have been described as "transitional."

All this secrecy has a purpose, insiders say, allowing Stefano Pilati's successor to make an even more dramatic début at his Spring 2013 womenswear show during Paris Fashion Week this fall, which will presumably be open to all.

No doubt it will be worth the wait...though that won't stop us from trying to score a job as a fashion buyer in the meantime.