In what was essentially the most extremely anticipated present of vogue month, Slimane’s debut as artistic director at Celine (previously generally known as Céline) was one for the style historical past books.
Becoming, provided that his coveted invitations (which company had been scooping up as if deserted treasure from empty seats post-show) had been precise books. Pale gray hardbound ones, stuffed 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 other way up along with his rocker lady frocks.)
If that’s the case, tonight it spoke volumes.
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 below 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, get together child aesthetic is right here to remain.
Gone had been Philo’s clear palettes, quirky outsized slhouettes, and sensible sneakers for the working girl who loves a logo-less “it” purse.
Slimane’s Celine is for the lady 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 house? The very affected person employees who had been passing round mini Moet bottles adorned with the model’s new, accent-less emblem.
The bottles — collectors gadgets for certain — stated all of it: the style get together, it has arrived.