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Hello Hedi, "Yves" is gone...
Hello Hedi, "Yves" is gone...
Fabrice Paineau

PARIS – After years at Dior, designer Hedi Slimane was named creative director at Yves Saint Laurent in 2012, where he has embarked on a strategy to revolutionize the legendary French fashion house. He has just opened a new flagship store on Paris’s luxurious Avenue Montaigne and renamed the brand “Saint Laurent.”

Black, white and marble everywhere. Saint Laurent’s new flagship store looks like a black box illuminated by artificial lights from the outside — but its ambitions and goals are clear. This new store, located in the center of Paris’s “golden triangle” of luxury retailers, is the uppercut that seals the message Slimane has been sending the fashion world since his arrival at Saint Laurent a year ago.

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Has Lebanese Politics Finally Freed Itself Of Iran's Influence?

Lebanon's recent elections have shrunk the legislative block led by national power-brokers Hezbollah. But will a precarious new majority be able to rid the government of the long shadow of Tehran?

Supporters of pro-Iranian Hezbollah sit in a street decorated with picture of the party chief Hassan Nasrallah

Ahmad Ra'fat

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The results of parliamentary elections in Lebanon, have put an end to the majority block led by Hezbollah, the paramilitary group concocted by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Hezbollah and its Christian allies, the Free Patriotic Movement, led by President Michel Aoun, lost their 71 seats and will now have 62 (of a total 128 seats).

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