Hedi Slimane makes Celine debut in Paris

Hedi Slimane makes Celine debut in Paris

In what was probably the most extremely anticipated present of trend month, Slimane’s debut as artistic director at Celine (previously often known as Céline) was one for the style historical past books.

Becoming, provided that his coveted invitations (which friends had been scooping up as if deserted treasure from empty seats post-show) had been precise books. Pale gray hardbound ones, crammed with black and white pull-out imagery snapped by the famously press shy Slimane himself (he’s additionally a profolic photographer – and stylist – in case you didn’t know).

Maybe that shyness is supposed to let his work categorical itself (he operated a lot in the identical method when he took the over the reins at Yves Saint, famously dropped the “Yves,” and turned the long-lasting French home the wrong way up together with his rocker lady frocks.)

In that case, tonight it spoke volumes.

A model walks the runway during the Celine show.
A mannequin walks the runway throughout the Celine present.AFP/Getty Photos

Earlier than a very overrated crowd that included Woman Gaga, Karl Lagerfeld and Virgil Abloh, Slimane unveiled his imaginative and prescient of the previously minimalist home that catapulted to cult-like fame beneath former artistic director Phoebe Philo.

When the primary look — a micro-mini, tremendous poufy, off-shoulder, bow-trimmed polka dot frock paired with black flat boots — emerged from a set of silver, swirling, shimmering Jenga-like blocks, the message was clear: Slimane’s signature grungy, occasion child aesthetic is right here to remain.

Gone had been Philo’s clear palettes, quirky outsized slhouettes, and sensible sneakers for the working lady who loves a logo-less “it” purse.

Slimane’s Celine is for the girl who events till daybreak in layers of tulle and eye-popping sequins toppped with a razor-sharp tailor-made blazer (that’s, if she isn’t borrowing her boyfriend’s).

Hammering the festive vibe residence? The very affected person workers who had been passing round mini Moet bottles adorned with the model’s new, accent-less emblem.

The bottles — collectors gadgets for positive — stated all of it: the occasion, it has arrived.


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