Hedi Slimane’s Fall/Winter 2023 men’s show for Celine was a fashion experience like no other. The location, Le Palace, was a fitting backdrop with its walls holding the secrets of legendary parties thrown in the ’70s and ’80s, hosting icons like Yves Saint Laurent and Grace Jones.
Slimane paid tribute to music idols of his past, drawing inspiration from the 2000s electroclash and electronic rock movements and cult band Suicide. The collection showcased tight, sparkling leathers and animal prints, inviting guys to invest in some tight leather pants and leather biker jackets spangled with rhinestones or studs.
Slimane mixed in more approachable fare like youthful pin-striped suits with flared pant legs, tiger-print corduroys, and reptilian patterned raincoats. The show also featured rock and pop royalty in the front row, along with cool kids dressed to impress in the balconies.
The fashion message was straightforward: invest in some dazzling, stylish pieces and let your self-expression and freedom shine through.