LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has announced that Hedi Slimane is the new creative director of Céline, replacing Phoebe Philo.
According to an article on WWD, LVMH has announced that Hedi Slimane is the new creative director of Céline. Slimane replaces Phoebe Philo who announced her resignation as creative director of the brand last month in December and has been with the brand for 10 years. The brand will also launch menswear, couture, and fragrances.
Slimane will join the brand in February, although Philo won’t be leaving until March with her last collection.
There were also rumors that Slimane would replace Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel after he resigned as creative director of Saint Laurent and sued Kering over a non-compete contract he had with the brand but he will instead go to Céline.
LVMH CEO and President Bernard Arnault released a statement saying,
“I am particularly happy that Hedi is back within the LVMH Group and taking the reins of our Céline Maison. He is one of the most talented designers of our time. His arrival at Céline reinforces the great ambitions that LVMH has for this Maison. Hedi will oversee and develop all creativity for both women’s and men’s fashion, but also for leather goods, accessories and fragrances. He will leverage his global vision and unique aesthetic virtuosity in further building an iconic French Maison.”
Slimane released a statement saying, “I am delighted to join Bernard Arnault in this all-embracing and fascinating mission for Céline. I greatly look forward to returning to the exciting world of fashion and the dynamism of the ateliers.”
Slimane will continue to work from Los Angeles and his first collection for the brand will debut in September at Paris Fashion Week.
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