Of course, there was much doubt if Hedi Slimane was the right guy to take over Yves Saint Laurent. He did after all, change the name of the iconic French fashion house to Saint Laurent Paris. But it has been a year, and the verdict is finally in: Slimane is a success.

The New York Times recently outlined Slimane's first year as creative director of SLP, and have found that the designer's clothes are a hit. "Yet store buyers have fallen all over themselves to be the first to stock Mr. Slimane’s designs, which they say have been selling briskly this spring, despite some problems with deliveries." The Times reports.

Need proof? Slimane's Saint Laurent Paris for fall 2013 received 2.2 million page view on Style.com, the Times reports.

But the rave reviews haven't come over night, and it has been many years in the making for Slimane. To find out how he got to where he is, and to read the rest of the story, click here.

[via The New York Times]

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