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Hedi Slimane, YSL and Why It Matters

The gentleman before you is Hedi Slimane, occasional photographer and sculptor, and (as of this morning) official creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, a post once held by Tom Ford, Stefano Pilati and, just 12 years ago, Hedi himself.

It’s big news in the capital-F Fashion world, but it should make a difference for anyone with lapels—even if you’re not keeping an eye on runway shows. So we’ve put together a quick guide to why you should care...

A quick dialogue on why Hedi Slimane matters»

Scarlett Goes Off the Market, Glenn's Place and Killing Pete

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Scarlett Johansson Engaged: [Hands over ears] Nah nah nah—We can't hear you—nah nah nah. [Radar]

Dirty Sanchez: Blue-eyed, honey-blond men's fashion reporter Amanda Brooks digs the 'stache. [ Men's Vogue]

Zips or Laces?: Why choose? [Refiney29]

Not So Fast: Okay, so maybe Hedi Silmane isn't teaming up with Diesel - but you can't blame us for being excited. [WWD, 2nd item]

At Home With The Style Guy: This is how Glenn O'Brien rolls. [NYTimes]

Power Hour: Seems ACL has a "Woman of the Hour" to complement our "Man of the Hour"—personally, we think Chan Marshall goes with anything. [A Continuous Lean]

Stripes on Demand: Inside the bespoke team visit to Paul Smith's Soho store. [NYMag]

Babystrangles: In this video, hipster model Irina Lazareanu chokes and stomps walking heroin depot (and sometime singer) Pete Doherty to death with her high heels, fulfilling several of our darkest, unspoken fantasies. [NYMag]

Big Game Matchups, The Great Communicator and Pete Will Have Fries With That

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Defensive End: While Gisele Bundchen continues to stoke Tom Brady's QB rating, Giant's tackler Osi Umenyiora has Selita Ebanks to help him practice his sacks. [NYDN]

Pass Protection: Meanwhile, true-blue Eli Manning continues to bore us/inspire us with his dedication to his long-time gal. [NYPost]

You're With Me, Leather: Hip new Alfred Dunhill creative director Kim Jones reveals his plans for the classic line and his crush on Kermit the Frog. [Hint]

Just Like Buddy Holly: Spiffy new specs from Deluxe. [Hypebeast]

The Man From Normal: Behold! This dark, haunted creature from beyond never sleeps and has, like, three jobs. [NYMag]

Oh YES!: Cast your eyes on this sexy new import. [Jalopnik Interest]

Reagan Economics: Hickey Freeman tries to win one for the Gipper. [Material Interest]

Happy Meal: Reportedly detoxed waif, rocker and fashion inspiration Pete Doherty has apparently switched the opiates in his bloodstream with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. [Daily Star UK]