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Yves Saint Laurent Saint Laurent Paris designer, Hedi Slimane has spoken about the name change and relocation we've been hearing about for weeks. The name is a reversion to the period of the history the house was not well known, the 1960s. In this time there was "an awakening of youth in the air," according to Slimane. This was the time when Yves Saint Laurent wanted to dissociate himself from the clientele of haute couture and embrace this new generation. So there. [Racked]