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“Preserving our heritage while evolving and being very relevant in our epoch is a pillar of our strategy, and investing in talents is an imperative condition to build on our success even further. I am very proud of this partnership with such renowned and prestigious institutions as the IFM and ECSCP, which will greatly contribute to the implementation of our strategy,” says Francesca Bellettini, President and CEO of Saint Laurent.

Next September, Yves Saint Laurent will endeavor to pass on its savoir faire to future generations by organizing training programs in partnership with two French fashion schools: Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) and the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (ECSCP).

This program allows to develop the creativity of students supervised by professionals of the french haute-couture. This highlights the craftsmanship and promotes the deepening of the fashion culture of the participants who are directly immersed in the creation-even of the realization of the most prestigious collections.

Transmitting skills and know-how to new generations is one of the French fashion house’s core values. That’s why the projects include two kinds of audiences: one composed of various modules intended for interns from the two fashion schools, and another dedicated to Saint Laurent staff.


From september 2017





Written by Saskia Maitrepierre