Hedi Slimane has debuted his first Celine show, an homage to 80s Parisian nightlife. He titled his show ‘’Paris La Nuit’’, and wrote in his program notes simply, ‘’Journal Nocturne de la Jeunesse Parisienne’’.
In 96 looks, he dealt out super-short glam dresses for girls: sparkly, pouffed, big-shouldered ‘80s silhouettes of the sort Slimane showed in his exit homage to Yves Saint Laurent, short and sexy dresses, often retro with a flourish – sparkles while for boys – this was the introduction of menswear at Celine – Slimane proposed good-looking, skinny retro rock-star suits, not unlike those on which he first skyrocketed to fame at Dior Homme. Many looks referenced Saint Laurent, both the original deity and Slimane’s tenure at the brand.
Overall, Slimane transferred his Saint Laurent M.O. here and the highly anticipated fashion felt very familiar, everything well within Slimane’s known parameters.