In the words of Oscar Wilde “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” Cue Hedi Slimane’s September womenwear debut at Celine.
And we won’t have to wait until February for act two either. Slimane will officially debut Celine men’s wear during Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January.
The September show did provide us with something of an amuse-bouche though. The runway, overlooked by Napoleon’s tomb at Paris’s Hotel des Invalides, alternated between male and female models, however, many of the show’s female contingent were actually wearing unisex looks as well.
A men’s wear look presented during the Celine spring 2019 womenswear show.
The January show will be the first time, Slimane has presented a full-on men’s collection (last was spring 2016 for Saint Laurent), in some three years and the first full Celine men’s collection, period.
“The guy is a genius, and everything he touches turns to gold,” Browns Fashion men’s buying manager Dean Cook told FN earlier this year.
“Hedi is one of the most creative designers out there, but he is also incredibly commercial,” agreed Le Bon Marché men’s director Franck Nauerz.
A unisex look presented during the Celine spring 2019 womenswear show.