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Hedi Slimane Names New U.S. Press Director for YSL

Max Vallot was previously the marketing director at BLK DNM.

WALK THIS WAY: Hedi Slimane, the new creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, is building up his worldwide press team. He’s tapped Max Vallot, previously marketing director at BLK DNM, to become his U.S. press director, WWD has learned. Vallot is well acquainted with Slimane’s precision tailoring: He modeled in Dior Homme shows when Slimane helmed that brand. Vallot is the latest recruit for Laurence Kleinknecht, who has been promoted to worldwide communications director.