Under the mammoth Celine tent built behind Napoleon’s tomb, Hedi Slimane showed off his latest outing for Celine men and women in a unisex collection ultra desirable.
The French designer continued what he started two seasons ago: an evocation of the Parisian bourgeoisie of the 1970s and an ideal of the young rocker teenager of the 2000s, the one who drew inspiration from their parents’ wardrobes to dress.
So when a young rocker dandy meets a beautiful Parisian woman sophisticated and bourgeois, their wardrobe became interchangeable, blurring the boundaries of male and female, gender and style.
Ultra-desirable pieces, having in common a slender ‘’Slimaness’’ silhouette, were confirmed, refined, colored, and played with prints, but all stayed clean and paired with accessories like the bag Sulky, an archive signature – an equestrian touch from 1966 developed by Richard Vipiana, the husband of brand founder Céline worn by both men and women.
This unisex idea was also found in his new jewelry line, the Celine crystals, and in a limited edition made of compressed silver and vermeil jewelry, developed in collaboration with the César Foundation.