Luxury goods group Kering was ordered on Wednesday to pay $13 million to a former fashion designer Hedi Slimane in a provisional court ruling on the way his departure from the company was handled, his lawyer said.

Slimane worked for Kering’s Yves Saint Laurent brand, and designed clothes for Celebrities such as songwriter David Bowie, actor Brad Pitt, and even Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld.

He brought the case after his employer did not apply a non-compete clause that was in his contract when they parted company in April.

Slimane argued that the clause should have been applied, along with associated financial compensation.

Hedi Slimane

Author: Kayito Nwokedi